100% Windpower – Stevens Pass is currently the first and only winter resort in the Pacific Northwest that has committed to offset 100% of its energy use (from both propane and electricity) solely with renewable energy credits from clean, sustainable windpower. These credits mitigate for the greenhouse gases impacts (primarily carbon dioxide, CO2) produced by the consumption or generation of energy.
In partnership with the non-profit Bonneville Environmental Foundation and with some additional support from Clif Bar, Stevens Pass purchases approx 5,300 third party certified carbon credits per year, offsetting 3,475 tons of CO2 annually (6,950,000 pounds); this is equivalent to parking 670 personal vehicles for a year and not driving 842,740 miles! Our investment helps support the future development of more renewable wind energy sources across the West.
You can help keep winter cool by purchasing your own “SkiGreen Carbon Offset.” These are available online or at the lift ticket window for just $2, or with a season pass as a $20 annual contribution.
When you buy SkiGreen Carbon Offsets, we pass your contribution on to the non-profit Bonneville Environmental Foundation, and they invest in:
One $20 SkiGreen Carbon Offset represents enough renewable energy to offset a typical home for a month with clean wind and solar power, and is equal to: