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2022 Climate Challenge report results

The 2021-22 ski season marked the 11th year of the Climate Challenge. The season welcomed two new Climate Challengers, Massanutten Resort and Sugar Bowl Resort, and welcomed back Lee Canyon.

The Climate Challenge team received submissions from 35 ski areas last season, marking the highest participation in the program since its inception.

Last ski season was another challenging one for the industry. Ski areas and mountain communities continued to navigate challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, and many also dealt with labor and housing shortages amidst record-high visitation.

The season’s visitation levels reinforce the need for ski areas to plan for the future, and their participation in the Climate Challenge demonstrates their commitment to environmentally sustainable operations and climate action.

The 35 ski areas that completed all of the Climate Challenge requirements reported an estimated 9,229 metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e) reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Since the inception of the Climate Challenge, over 126,629 MTCO2e of GHGs have been reduced and over 243,907 MTCO2e of renewable energy credits and carbon offsets have been purchased.

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