A Basin Colorado & The Environment

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The Environment

Winter in the state of Colorado can be magical – majestic mountains, clean crisp air and dozens of ski resorts. Skiing in the state, and specifically Summit County, is second-to-none with more than 300 inches of snow annually. Located in the heart of Summit County, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is one of the most popular ski destinations in the area. Besides offering the highest skiable terrain in North America, A-Basin, as it is called by locals, is also on the cutting edge of maintaining the highest standards of environmental impact. Given the fact that ski resorts in general heavily impact the environment, A-Basin strives to minimize its impact from water quality to clean air and energy conservation – to name a few. Read More

Operating its slopes for more than 55 years, A-Basin, with a summit elevation of 13,050-feet, is environmentally conscious with everything it does. Beginning with snowmaking, A-Basin is effective with the way in which it uses water and strives to meet and exceed health standards. The ski area also conserves natural resources. Tied into its conscious, positive efforts in preserving the environment, A-Basin also minimizes its impact on fish and wildlife.

Air quality, recycling and an aesthetically pleasing ski area are a few more of A-Basin's environment concerns. By reducing energy use and the use of two cycle engines, A-Basin minimizes its impact on the quality of air. The ski area also supports public transportation and carpooling. To "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle," A-Basin maximizes the use of local and regional recycling options. Furthermore, A-Basin strives to support open spaces and limits its ridegeline development; integrating ski area systems into a natural setting. For more information on A-Basin's environmental procedures and policies call or visit the ski area.

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