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Sustainability Champions.

Leaders in our community. Innovators in our Industry.

A-Basin is located in the beautiful White River national Forest. We are committed to being thoughtful stewards of this exceptional mountain environment so that current and future generations can continue to enjoy it in every season.

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As leaders in the ski-area sustainability movement, we are committed to being thoughtful stewards of this exceptional mountain environment so that current and future generations can enjoy it for seasons to come. Our sustainability efforts are broad, company-wide, and intentionally built into our culture and our business. By conserving and limiting our resource use, protecting our spectacular natural surroundings, and working hard to educate our guests and staff alike, A-Basin is finding ways to walk lighter on our planet - even in our ski and snowboard boots.




In 2018, the sustainability program made major strides by developing a strategic sustainability plan meant to work alongside the ski area’s master development plan. This plan, and its seven aggressive sustainability goals, are having sweeping effects on the way the ski area operates and driving us toward our ultimate goal of being carbon neutral by 2025.


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How We Will Get There
solar panels
100% Renewable Electricity
waste diversion
75% Waste Diversion
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Increase Transportation Efficiency
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Ecosystem & Wildlife Conservation
No Net Increase In Water Use
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Responsible Procurement
2023 Sustainability Report


Welcome to the 2023 Arapahoe Basin sustainability report, covering the ski area's 2022-2023 ski and ride season. During this season, A-Basin reached perhaps the most significant of our seven goals. Achieving 100% renewable electricity will get us closer to Carbon Neutrality than any of our other goals or initiatives, as it will mitigate 62% of our carbon emissions.




For its holistic and proactive approach to environmental stewardship, including leadership in advocacy and the achievements of 100% Renewable Electricity and Carbon Neutrality prior to their 2025 goal, the NSAA awarded Arapahoe Basin the Golden Eagle for Overall Environmental Excellence.

For tirelessly advocating for climate-positive policy, both locally and nationally, and inspiring others to join the journey towards a more sustainable future, the NSAA named A-Basin’s Sustainability Manager Mike Nathan Hero of Sustainability.

Community and partnership - In its inaugural year, fittingly this award was shared by two resorts: A-Basin and Big Sky, for our collaboration on community and industry-wide sustainability initiatives.

Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment recognized A-Basin for the implementation of numerous sustainability initiatives in pursuit of our aggressive goal of Carbon Neutral by 2025.

A-Basin earned three Golden Eagle nominations this season for the multiple ways we tackle environmental work, including new EV chargers and increased vocal advocacy this year.

Sustainability Sundays social media video campaign was recognized for its publishing of "simple, relevant, and achievable, environmental content on a weekly basis …”

Arapahoe Basin Senior Manager of Guest Services, Sha Miklas, was recognized as a Hero of Sustainability for her role in creating and leading the A-Basin sustainability program through its early years.

A-Basin received the award as the Colorado business best exemplifying both community leadership and strong commitment to innovation in their waste reduction efforts.

A-Basin was recognized with the NSAA’s highest environmental award for the ski area's strong waste reduction efforts.

A-Basin’s Montezuma Bowl terrain expansion was constructed with an emphasis on avoiding environmental impacts and significantly limiting disturbance on the ground.

A-Basin developed its snowmaking system to maintain consistent in-stream flows, protect fisheries and wetland ecosystems, improve water quality, and minimize impacts in the Snake River Basin.
Skier and Snowboarder high five in parking lot

Becoming a more sustainable skier or snowboarder doesn’t have to mean giving up all that you love. Between carpooling and using public transportation, purchasing responsibly, and being a more thoughtful visitor, there are tons of things you can do to reduce your emissions. We can all walk lighter on the planet…even in our ski or snowboard boots!

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