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Environmentalism does not begin by adopting a set of trendy "go-green BMPs"; it's more of a mindset that starts with self, manifesting into choices, actions, and life practices. Most guests and employees have actively chosen Alpine Meadows as their home mountain because of the mountain resort's environmental standards and high regard for the Lake Tahoe area. Alpine Meadows does as much as it does not.
Alpine Meadows' proactive environmental projects - including biodiesel fuel use, summer native plant revegetation projects, and extensive recycling programs - have certainly been received with open arms; but it's what the resort doesn't do that has gained national attention.
To reduce our carbon footprint by 5%, we have begun to replace all lighting with energy efficeint bulbs.
Alpine Meadows supports the Truckee Donner Land Trust and the Truckee Trails Foundation by participating in the locally popular Open Space & Trails ongoing fundraiser. Alpine Meadows will have Open Space & Trails information at several retail locations, giving guests the opportunity to learn about the Land Trust and Trails Foundations’ mission, which quite literally, is to preserve and protect important historic, recreational, and scenic open spaces in the greater Truckee region.
Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley have partnered with Zimride, a rideshare community, that encourages skiers and snowboarders to car pool to the resorts. Start splitting the cost of travel with other winter enthusiasts today.