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  • 6 Environmentally Friendly Tips For Skiers & Snowboarders

    August 14, 2023 3 min read

    Paradise Freeride Ski Athlete Blayne Kanning

    Environmental Sustainability for Skiers and Snowboarders

    Written by Blayne Kanning. 

    Skiing is more than just a fun activity; it's a way to connect with nature and experience the beauty of the great outdoors. However, as we enjoy the slopes, we must remember that our actions can significantly impact the environment. Fortunately, there are many ways to ski for a cause and support the environment while hitting the slopes.

    1. Choose Sustainable Ski Resorts

    One of the easiest ways to support the environment while skiing is by choosing a sustainable ski resort. Many resorts make efforts to reduce their environmental impact by using sustainable practices such as using renewable energy sources, reducing waste, and conserving water. By choosing a sustainable ski resort you can support these efforts and help protect the environment.

    2. Participate in Environmental Initiatives

    Many ski resorts offer environmental initiatives that you can participate in. For example, some resorts organize clean-up events where skiers can help pick up litter and debris on the slopes and surrounding areas. Others offer educational programs about the local environment and ways to protect it. By participating in these initiatives, you can make a direct impact on the environment and learn more about how to support it.

    3. Offset Your Carbon Footprint

    Skiing involves a lot of travel, and travel contributes to carbon emissions. However, you can offset your carbon footprint by purchasing carbon offsets. Carbon offsets are a way to invest in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as renewable energy or reforestation projects. By purchasing carbon offsets, you can balance out the carbon emissions associated with your skiing trip and support environmental initiatives.

    4. Use Environmentally-Friendly Products

    Another way to support the environment while skiing is by using environmentally-friendly products & avoiding fast fashion. This includes using eco-friendly & long lasting ski gear, such as jackets and pants made from sustainable materials, as well as using eco-friendly sunscreen and other personal care products. By choosing sustainable products, you can minimize your environmental impact and support sustainable practices in the ski industry.

    5. Support Environmental Organizations

    Many environmental organizations work to protect the environment and promote sustainable practices in the ski industry. By supporting these organizations, you can help fund their efforts and have a direct impact on the environment. This includes organizations such as Protect Our Winters, which fights climate change and promotes sustainable practices in the ski industry, and the Sierra Club, which works to protect natural resources and wilderness areas.

    6. Spread Awareness

    Finally, one of the most important and easiest ways to support the environment is to spread awareness. By educating others about the impact of skiing on the environment and how we can reduce that impact, you can inspire others to make a difference. This includes talking to your friends and family about environmental initiatives at ski resorts, sharing information on social media, and encouraging others to make sustainable choices while skiing.

     

    Skiing for a cause is a great way to support the environment while enjoying the slopes. By choosing sustainable ski resorts, participating in environmental initiatives, offsetting your carbon footprint, using environmentally-friendly products, supporting environmental organizations, and spreading awareness, you can make a direct impact on the environment and help protect the planet for future generations. So the next time you hit the slopes, remember that you can make a difference and ski for a cause.

     

    Written by Paradise Athlete & competitive freerider Blayne Kanning. Blayne is a 17-year-old competitive skier based in Idaho. He's constantly pushing his limits and striving to do better and better. Whether he stomps his tricks or not, he'll leave the crowd cheering! Follow his ski journey on Instagram @blaynek88

     

    Sustainability In Paradise 

    How does Paradise strive for sustainability? We work with One Tree Planted to plant trees for all items sold on www.paradiseskis.com as well as products sold to retailers. For more info, check out our Sustainability page
     

     

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