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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.

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, […]

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 […]

Commitment of $500K to the Yampa River Fund

The Yampa River is one of Colorado’s last remaining, mostly free-flowing rivers. The ski area, as well as local agriculture, wildlife and our community, rely on this Yampa for our economy and way of life. The Yampa River Fund supports projects that enhance water security, a healthy, flowing river, and improve river function. “The Steamboat […]