Canada’s ski resorts are pulling out all the stops for powderhounds to indulge in an epic winter escape, but they are also passionate about sustainability. Here are just some of the environmental initiatives that are underway at mountains across the country.
Marmot Basin in Jasper, Alberta is situated in Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The resort works closely with Parks Canada, the federal government and consultancy firms to preserve and improve the environment, through projects such as increasing habitats for wildlife – including the at-risk woodland caribou – and reducing carbon emissions by over 10,000 tonnes per year. Solar and wind energy are used to power the resort’s internet and webcams, and its water supply comes from underground mountain streams that flow year-round. See more sustainability initiatives here.