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Friends of the Environment

Our partners in Sustainability

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area partners with several organizations to promote sustainable recreation in our mountains. These partners closely align with our mission of walking lighter on the planet, even in our ski boots.

For more information please contact Sha Miklas at 970.513.5736 or

High Country Conservation Center

A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting practical solutions for waste reduction and resource conservation in our mountain community. They work with residents, businesses and schools in areas including waste reduction, energy efficiency and clean energy and sustainable food production.


The Snow Huggers Club

Make a donation to the High Country Conservation Center via Arapahoe Basin's Snow Huggers Club and receive coupons for discounts at the ski area.

For just $20, you receive the following :

  • 50% off one adult full-day mid-week lift ticket
  • 50% off one 1/2 day ski or snowboard lesson package
  • 50% off one full-day ski or snowboard rental package
  • 20% off one Arapahoe Sports purchase and receive a reusable bag
  • 15% off a one-time food and beverage purchase in the Legends Cafe
  • 15% off a one-time food and beverage purchase at Black Mountain Lodge


Protect Our Winters (POW)

POW unites and mobilizes the snowsports and outdoor communities against climate change. POW focuses on youth education, climate advocacy and community activism. Every guest can be a part of the solution by reducing their carbon footprint, supporting strong climate policy, and being a vocal advocate against climate change.


National Forest Foundation

Founded by Congress in 1991, the National Forest Foundation works to engage Americans in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the 193-million-acre National Forest System and administers private gifts of funds and land for the benefit of the National Forests.

Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness

Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness is an all-volunteer organization (no paid staff). The volunteers with FENW help the U.S. Forest Service look after three Wilderness Areas: Eagles Nest, Holy Cross, and Ptarmigan Peak. The group depends on lovers of wild places to pursue the collective dream of protecting pristine Wilderness. In 2019, FENW will celebrate  its 25th anniversary.

The Continental Divide Land Trust

The CDLT is dedicated to preserving the unique open spaces of the Central Rockies through land stewardship, public education and landowner consultation, to ensure and enhance the rural mountain character of our communities.


Friends of the Dillon Ranger District

FDRD leverages the power of volunteers to ensure that the National Forest lands enjoyed by millions of people each year are not negatively impacted by their popularity.


Summit Stage

The Summit Stage is Summit County's free bus service. Take the bus to Arapahoe Basin to receive lift ticket discounts just for taking public transportation. The Swan Mountain Flyer runs to A-Basin from Keystone and Breckenridge from late November through May. You can find route information and schedules at the website below.


This innovative company has become a global leader in hard-to-recycle waste. TerraCycle works with more than 100 major brands in the U.S. and 22 countries overseas to collect used packaging and products that would otherwise be destined for landfills. It repurposes that waste into new, innovative materials and products.


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