Saturday, October 4, 2008

Heliskiing Operator Goes Green

Eagle Pass Heliskiing is a British Columbia based heli-skiing operating in the Monashee Mountains. The base for Eagle Pass heliskiing is located at Griffin Lake Mountain Lodge, 150 km north east of Kelowna International Airport (serviced by connecting flights from Calgary AB, Vancouver BC and Seattle WA).
Eagle Pass Heliskiing offers each guest the opportunity to offset their carbon emissions, caused by the use of a helicopter for their ultimate skiing experience, by buying carbon credits from Planetair through the reservations process. The renewable energy and energy efficient projects they will be supporting prevent as much greenhouse gas from entering into the atmosphere as they have released during their helicopter-accessed skiing adventure.
"EPH realizes that recognizing and dealing with its carbon footprint and sustainability is an integral part of their corporate responsibility. Secondly, as most of their international clientele are becoming increasingly aware of the impacts and magnitude of climate change, EPH has realized the opportunity to work together to offset the emissions of their holiday", the company said in a prepared statement.
Each client will receive a certificate from Planetair to signify that the proceeds have been invested in an energy project. These projects are managed by offset provider myclimate.