Big Sky Resort represents a collective of people who live and breathe the outdoors.
Our mountains, rivers, and forests provide us with inspiring adventures and therapeutic escapes. To protect our environment, health, and society, we're strengthening our commitment to sustainable business practices.
Create and maintain a culture of reduction: energy use, waste output, water impact; balanced with maximized utilization of our human, technological, natural, and financial resources.
Protect the natural environment unwaveringly, ensuring proper use for purposes related to outdoor recreation, and preserving or rehabilitating the land over which we are stewards.
Support and reward outreach and partnerships that extend beyond all traditional boundaries, providing deeply valuable impact among our team members, and in our communities, industry, and environment for the long term.
NET ZERO EMISSIONS BY 2030
By 2030, Big Sky Resort aims to cut its entire atmospheric impact by operating with net-zero carbon emissions.
- By sourcing a global purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs), 100% of Big Sky Resort's energy use is carbon-free as of January 2021
- All of Big Sky Resort's lift operations have been running on carbon-free energy since March 2020
- Ongoing efficiency projects allow us to reduce our energy use, like our upgraded hotel thermostats, solar-powered operations elements, and advanced snowmaking systems
- Big Sky Resort partners with Tradewater to allow our guests to offset the carbon footprint of their trip to Big Sky by destroying harmful refrigerants
- Strengthening relationships with local energy suppliers to find clean energy solutions that benefit the Resort and our community as a whole
Led by National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), the Climate Challenge is a voluntary program dedicated to helping participating ski areas reduce greenhouse gas emissions, engage in advocacy on climate change solutions, and reap other benefits in their operations, such as reducing costs for energy use. Big Sky Resort has been a participant of the Climate Challenge since 2019.
Participation requires the endorsement of NSAA’s Sustainable Slopes program including a pledge to the following, as well as prioritized focus on areas such as water, waste, transportation, design and construction, forest health and habitat, and supply chain:
Incorporate sustainability into all aspects of our resort
Lead by example, and educate employees and guests about sustainability
Place collaboration over competition when it comes to sustainability
- Advocate for climate protection
DISCOVER OUR INITIATIVES
From running lifts to making hot chocolate, energy is a vital resource for Big Sky Resort.
We're working to reduce our use of our natural resources, whether it be local water or petroleum from across the globe.
ForeverProject is an initiative of Big Sky Resort's parent company, Boyne Resorts. Understanding the dire need to place greater focus on reducing its carbon footprint, Boyne Resorts’ plans and execution will continue to evolve and also include sustainable practices related to waste reduction, reuse of materials, and limiting impact to the treasured land, habitats, and natural resources at its resort playgrounds. Learn more about Boyne Resorts and the ForeverProject at boyneresorts.com/sustainability