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Mount Washington is committed to preserving and enhancing the natural resources that are at the core of what makes Mount Washington such a special place. We have a long history of being good stewards of the land on which we operate, but we wanted to take another step to help improve our environment.

Sustainability

Our commitment to the ENVIRONMENT

Our commitment to the
ENVIRONMENT

Mount Washington is committed to preserving and enhancing the natural resources that are at the core of what makes Mount Washington such a special place.  We have a long history of being good stewards of the land on which we operate, but we wanted to take another step to help improve our environment.  In the spring of 2019, Mount Washington and the other ski areas in the Pacific Group Resorts family created a company-wide Sustainability Program to foster environmentally sustainable business practices.

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Eco Values Update | Spring 2021

Eco Values Update | Spring 2021

Catch up with members of the Mt. Washington Sustainability Committee on how we are putting our EcoValues into practice as a NSAA Sustainable Slope. As part of the Climate Challenge, we set a goal to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 10% over 6 years, and last year saved 3.8 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide, putting us well on our way to accomplish that goal by 2025.

Watch the video here for more in-depth information.

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SOME OF OUR INITIATIVES

As part of our commitment to sustainable operating practices, we are taking meaningful steps in a number of areas to reduce our environmental impact such as:

No Plastic Water Bottles & Refill Stations



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Not selling single-use plastic water bottles. Reusable water bottles will be available for purchase. We've conveniently installed water bottle refill and drinking fountain stations throughout the resort.

Electric Transportation



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Introducing electric vehicles such as snowmobiles, electric cargo-bikes and more. We will also be installing electric vehicle charging for guest use.

On-Site Composting Project



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Working with Bomford Studios to design an on-site composting program that will allow us to reduce waste sent to landfills, and distribute compost to help replenish our natural surroundings.

LED Lighting Efficiencies



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Replacing all resort lighting to LED equivalents for approximately 60% energy savings, including an upgrade to our Night Ski lighting.

Automation Efficiencies



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We are working to automate all heat and lighting control systems around the resort to operate more efficiently, everything from our lodges to the lift shacks.

Reducing Volume of Cars on the Road



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Encouraging carpooling, increasing shuttle bus capacity for season pass holders and soon to come HOV priority parking lanes.

These efforts are a portion of our Sustainability Program, and you may see some of them highlighted around the resort with a graphic icon noting them as part of our Eco Values.  Our Sustainability Committee, which is comprised of staff from a wide variety of departments, has researched these sustainability initiatives, and they have been implemented to make a positive difference. Recycling, changes in packaging, no-idling zones, more efficient lighting, implementation of efficient snowmaking equipment, and new lower energy alternatives are a few examples.

Another component of our commitment to sustainable practices is our participation in the National Ski Areas Association’s Climate Challenge.  Mount Washington and the other PGRI properties have joined the Climate Challenge which NSAA designed specifically for ski resorts to help them identify and measure areas where they can reduce their direct carbon footprint.  It is an industry-wide initiative of which we are proud to be a member.

We recognize Mount Washington is a very small part of a very large global issue. At the same time, we recognize no matter how big the challenge is, a good company should lead by example. We hope guests will join the Mount Washington team in making a positive impact while you are enjoying the spectacular outdoors.

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Mount Washington has received the digital badge for Sustainable Slopes - Climate Change Advocacy.

National Ski Areas Association
Sustainable Slopes

Mount Washington Alpine Resort ski area has received the digital badge for Sustainable Slopes - Climate Change Advocacy.

Climate Advocacy Certificate
Mount Washington has received the digital badge for Sustainable Slopes - Climate Action Advocacy.

National Ski Areas Association
Sustainable Slopes

Mount Washington Alpine Resort ski area has received the digital badge for Sustainable Slopes - Climate Change Action.

Climate Action Certificate

Questions? Contact us. sustainability@mountwashington.ca

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