"Park City Mountain Resort is overjoyed to be recognized with such prestigious awards for our work towards environmental sustainability", said Brent Giles, director of environmental affairs for Park City Mountain Resort. "Everyone from our team members to our guests has contributed to the success of the resort's environmental stewardship. The acknowledgement from these green leaders is a great indicator that the environmental work we do is a true step towards becoming more carbon neutral and we hope to continue to lead by example".
Since 2005, Park City Mountain Resort's environmental initiatives have reduced and offset 30 million pounds of CO2 emissions, reducing its carbon footprint by 97 percent.
"The annual energy consumption of a ski resort is substantial, and we have a responsibility to reduce the carbon footprint of our resorts to help preserve their pristine settings for generations to come", said Giles. "While this switch to renewable energy will be invisible to the guest, skiers and riders can enjoy peace of mind knowing that all of Park City Mountain Resort's electricity is now coming from 100 percent renewable sources".
This year, Park City Mountain Resort was ranked the most accessible mountain resort and a Top-five ski resort in North America by the readers of SKI magazine. Park City Mountain Resort, a ski and snowboard mountain resort is just 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport and located right in the heart of historic Park City, Utah.