Grand Targhee Resort Receives Sustainable Slopes Grant from National Ski Area Association
Funds will be used to implement water filling stations at the resort
(Alta, WY – April 28, 2010) The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) today named Grand Targhee Resort as one of five member ski areas to receive funding through its annual Sustainable Slopes Grant program<http://www.nsaa.org/nsaa/press/0910/ss-grants.asp>. The grants, also sponsored by California energy bar maker CLIF Bar & Co<http://www.clifbar.com/>., and the Natural Resources Defense Council<http://www.nrdc.org/> (NRDC), are designed to spark innovation among NSAA member resorts and provide resorts additional resources to initiate sustainability projects.
“These grants are a great vehicle for not only implementing new green projects at U.S. ski areas, but also to encourage the sharing of information of successful environmental programs and practices among our member resorts,” says NSAA President Michael Berry.
Grand Targhee Resort plans to use the Sustainable Slopes Grant to add water bottle refilling stations at the base of the resort for the 2010/11 winter season.
“We are very grateful to NSAA, CLIF Bar and the NRDC for their commitment to the Sustainable Slopes Program,” said Christina Thomure, director of sustainable operations, Grand Targhee Resort. “This grant will allow us to implement water refilling stations to help us diminish the use of disposable plastic water bottles at Grand Targhee Resort.”
Targhee is a proud partner with the national Protect Our Winters<http://www.protectourwinters.org/> organization, committed to uniting the winter sports community in fighting climate change. For more information, please visit our sustainability webpage<http://www.grandtarghee.com/the-mountain/environment/index.php> at www.grandtarghee.com<http://www.grandtarghee.com>.