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North American Ski Industry Leaders Join Together to Fight Climate Change

Alterra Mountain Company, Boyne Resorts, POWDR and Vail Resorts have announced the Climate
Collaborative Charter. It is the ski industry’s first unified effort to combat climate change with shared commitments around sustainability and advocacy.

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All four ski industry leaders have re-iterated their backing for the plan as the COP26 UN Climate Conference continues in Glasgow.

They have agreed to operate their respective resorts with sustainability at the forefront.

They pledge to use their collective voice to advocate for effective public policy on climate action in order to “leave a positive legacy for future generations of skiers, snowboarders and outdoor
enthusiasts”.

This will translate to further implementation of sustainable practices, including elements
from NSAA’s Sustainable Slopes (US National Ski Areas Association) platform, across the combined 71 North American resorts, including destinations in the USA and Canada such as Steamboat, Mammoth Mountain, Deer Valley Resort, Vail Mountain, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City Mountain, Big Sky Resort, Snowbird, Mt. Bachelor and Killington.

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As part of the Climate Collaborative Charter, Alterra Mountain Company, Boyne Resorts, POWDR and Vail Resorts together announce a set of commitments and pledges.

As business leaders, the resort companies commit to:

● Reduce energy use wherever possible and aggressively pursue renewable energy sources
to be carbon neutral
● Climate action and advocacy for effective public policy to accelerate the shift to a
renewable energy economy
● Strong efforts and goals to reduce waste
● Be responsible stewards of the environment – the land, forests, watersheds, and habitats
that provide the pristine locations where we live, work and host guests
● Share best practices to accelerate change in their respective companies and communities
● Support the National Ski Areas Association’s Sustainable Slopes platform
As stewards of the environment, the resort companies pledge to:
● Incorporate sustainability into all aspects of their owned and operated mountain resorts
● Lead by example and educate employees and guests about sustainability
● Place collaboration over competition when it comes to sustainability
● Advocate for climate protection

As the four largest ski industry leaders unite to combat climate change, they also humbly and
urgently ask that all mountain resorts commit to take similar action.

Additionally, this coalition is working to broaden engagement and participation from its employees, guests and community members, and be inclusive of voices and perspectives from all backgrounds.

Please click the link to read the complete Climate Collaborative Charter.

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