Environmental Awareness

We in Sun Valley have always loved where we live. After all, it’s the stunning natural beauty of this place that makes it special. That’s why we are committed to going about our business in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way. We consider ourselves stewards of this area, and these are some of the recent ways we’ve gone about that:

 

* We’ve recently revamped our laundry facilities to save 75 percent more water than a standard laundry facility, which in turn reduces our use of soap and washing chemicals.

 

* We’ve partnered with the U.S. Forest Service and the Ketchum Ranger District to protect Bald Mountain trees from Douglas fir bark beetle attacks.

 

* Our recycling program has vastly expanded, with the percentage of waste recycled growing every year.

 

* Adoption of a composting program has resulted in 125.6 tons of kitchen and lawn waste composted.

 

* 91,182 kilowatt-hours are being saved annually through lighting retrofits in four of our largest maintenance facilities. An additional 691,003 kilowatt-hours in annual savings are close behind.

 

* We partner with the National Forest Foundation in the Ski Conservation Fund, a program designed to raise money for the care of surrounding national forest lands.

 

So it’s no surprise that Sun Valley received an “A” for its environmental stewardship by the Ski Area Citizens’ Coalition. The resort was rated in nearly 40 environmental criteria, including protecting habitat, preserving environmentally sensitive areas, protecting watersheds, conserving water, addressing global climate change, renewable energy, transportation, environmental policies and policy positions, waste stream management, purchasing, and environmental reporting and accountability.

 

And every day we’re looking to do more. 

Bald Mountain Fuels Reduction and Thinning Project

 

 

 

Energy Efficient Snowmaking

Spring Break in Sun Valley


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Vacation in the mountains By Kitt Doucette  
Where are we going for Spring Break this year? It’s a great question to ask and an even better one to answer.
Sure, there are the traditional options like Hawaii and Mexico, but consider this; 
Do they have days on end of crystal clear, piercing blue, Idaho mountain skies? 
Can you ride corn snow so soft and smooth that it often gets compared to butter? 
What about soak in a hot pool at a historic lodge and sip on a cold local beer with beautiful snow covered peaks all around? 
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