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Our Sustainability Partners

Friends of the Environment

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.


Colorado Carbon Fund

Formed in 2008 by the Colorado governor's office, the Colorado Carbon Fund (CCF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to empower people and businesses with the tools to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The CCF achieves this through carbon emission consultation, carbon neutral certifications, and by providing carbon offsets to the people and businesses of Colorado. CCF provides offsets exclusively from Colorado-based projects to protect the local economy and environment.


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.

Eagle Summit Wilderness Alliance

Eagle Summit Wilderness Alliance (formerly 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.

Colorado Open Lands

Colorado Open Lands 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.


Sustainable Hiker / Sustainable Skier

Summit County, Colorado local Tom Koehler, founder of Sustainable Hiker, is passionate about driving people toward solutions for the health of our forests and waters. This organization hosts educational programs and encourages more sustainable recreation in support of the White River National Forest, home to A-Basin.

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