SilverStar Mountain Resort in BC, Canada has been awarded the 2020 Golden Eagle Award by the American National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) for its work on the environment including reducing their impact of climate change.
All of Silver Star’s lifts run on hydro electricity and its mountain ops fleets have been consistently updated to the latest low- or no-emission technologies including the use of biofuels.
“We are honoured to be recognized and win the category for the Climate Change Impact. Seeing our environmental efforts recognized on an international scale is humbling,” said Chantelle Deacon, SilverStar’s media relations manager, adding, “We are surrounded by so much beauty and natural resources, which is why we take pride in preserving our environment for future generations.”
The resort also aims to influence and reward skiers and boarders who work with them to cut CO2 emissions when visiting by taking part in the resort’s Ride Share program or using on-site EV charging stations. It also has many other environmental initiatives.
It is part of the Powdr Group of ski areas in North America which have been noticeable in recent years for investing in infrastructure and initiatives designed to cut CO2 emissions across their resorts including switching to green energy, installing solar panels and many other initiatives.