Category Archives: Sustainability


Aspen Skiing Company’s Environment Foundation was established in 1997 to protect the local Roaring Fork Valley environment. The foundation is directed by a 15-member board of directors comprised of Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) employees. Close to 50% of ASC’s employees make donations through paycheck deductions which are matched in part by the Aspen Community Foundation, ASC […]


Safety, Science and Snowshoeing for Valley Youth with ACES

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) brings 350 second grade students from Basalt Elementary, Aspen Elementary, Carbondale Community School, Blue Lake Preschool, Aspen Country Day, and Sopris Elementary to Aspen Mountain each winter to learn about snow science, local animal winter adaptations, and skier safety. Aspen/Snowmass supports this program donating 100s of footpasses for students and chaperones […]


What Are the Chances that the Winter Olympics stay Wintery?


Nature’s Laura Morello captures the essence of the impact of climate change on winter sports. From Winter Olympics: Downhill Forecast. Snowpacks continue their incessant march towards being non-existent. More precipitation falls as rain. Champagne powder becomes a thing of your dreams. Low elevation ski areas host mountain biking year round. And, there are fewer places […]


The stories about snow in the Caucasus, t-shirts being worn at cross country events and palm tree lined boulevards in Sochi just keep coming. DEEP: The Story of Snow and the Future of Skiing written by Powder Editor Porter Fox discusses the impacts of climate change on the $66 billion ski industry.  Written accessibly, rather than […]


Join Protect Our Winters for a Free Breakfast at SIA in Denver


If you are in Denver on Friday come listen to Jeff Goodell of Rolling Stone. He will share “Field Notes From The Climate Wars”, featuring the highs and lows of 15 years of energy and climate reporting. And, you get free breakfast and coffee – a perfect way to start the day after what is always a long Thursday night at […]