Eliminating Handfeeding of Canada Jays

This winter, SSRC is working with the United States Forest Service to eliminate handfeeding of Canada Jays, or otherwise known as Gray Jays or Camp Robbers on the mountain, especially in the Morningside area. New signage is displayed on the lift towers and in the lift line with the phrase “Handouts Harm” and asking skiers […]

Steamboat Resort Environmental Fund

In 2021, SSRC Environmental Fund donated $177,000 to support local nonprofits in their ambitious environmental initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint, preserve natural resources and improve water and air quality.

Environmental Fund Donates $27k to Local Nonprofits

In 2021, the Steamboat Resort Environmental Fund donated $27,000 to environmental nonprofits in our community, including Colorado Water Trust, Community Ag Alliance, Friends of the Yampa and others.

Recycling Plastic Bags in Rental/Retail Outlets

This year, the rental/retail outlets at Steamboat Resort are recycling their plastic bags, working directly with the processing company of the Bag2Bag Program. “Bag2Bag® is the nation’s first closed loop recycling program where consumers can bring plastic retail bags and other wraps and films back to their local store to be recycled and made in […]

SSRC Works to Lower Emissions with Hybrid Snowcats and Electric Snowmobiles

For the Winter 21/22 season, Steamboat has implemented two hybrid(Diesel-electric drive) model snowcats to reduce fuel use, CO2 emissions and air pollution (soot). The PistonBully 600E+ is a diesel-electric drive snowcat that reduces fuel consumption up to 20%, has 20% less noise, and 20% less CO2 emissions. For the Winter 22/23 season, the team is […]

Eliminating Single-Use Plastic Bottles

In a big move to becoming a more sustainable destination, Steamboat Resort is eliminating single-use plastic bottles at the resort starting Winter 2021/2022. Guests can expect to find reusable Vapur water pouches and aluminum Ball cups as well as canned soda and water. Water refilling stations can also be found across the mountain to refill […]

ReTree Volunteerism with Yampa Valley Sustainability Council

Steamboat Resort supported the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council ReTree Colorado program with a $5,000 donation and employees volunteered their time by helping to plant 500 native Narrow Cottonwood trees along the Yampa River. ReTree is a program focused on river forest restoration by increasing shade along the river to reduce water temperatures, improve riparian habitat, […]

Routt County Commissioners Approve Climate Action Plan

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO, July 6, 2021 – The Routt County Commissioners voted on a resolution today to adopt the Routt County Climate Action Plan. The Routt County Climate Action Plan is a joint project between the County, the City of Steamboat Springs, and the Towns of Hayden, Oak Creek, and Yampa.  The plan provides a menu […]

Recycling the Demolished Gondola Building

As part of Steamboat’s multi-year Full Steam Ahead project to enhance guest experience, the resort demolished the building that housed the bottom terminal of the Gondola. Steamboat Resort was able to divert 70% of the demolished buildings from the landfill by recycling steel and concrete and office guest furniture, lockers, equipment and even lightbulbs were […]

Efficient Snowmaking to Reduce Water and Energy Use

The ski area is at the forefront of efficient snowmaking and grooming. In upgrading its snowmaking, Steamboat installed 250 high-efficiency tower guns that reduce energy consumption by 30 percent and reduced water usage. The resort also purchased new grooming machines that decrease fuel consumption and on-snow time. And this year, SSRC is installing GPS and […]