Snowbird's low-energy commitment.
Snowbird is committed to making meaningful reductions in our energy use and finding efficiencies and renewable energy solutions on-site. We are committed to understanding our energy use, tracking it and making significant steps towards using solely renewable energy resources.
Snowbird Powers Up
Since 1986, Snowbird has been the only resort in North America to operate a cogeneration plant. Thanks to Snowbird Power Systems, the new and improved plant will power The Cliff Lodge, Snowbird Center, The Aerial Tram and other chairlifts.
- Snowbird Power Systems lets Snowbird avoid coal and instead uses natural gas, which emits about 50% less carbon dioxide
- The carbon dioxide emissions saved by Snowbird Power Systems is the equivalent to removing the emissions of burning over 4 million pounds of coal a year
- Snowbird Power Systems covers 100% of Snowbird's summer energy needs
Flipping The Switch
Efforts recently initiated include company-wide replacement of energy-wasting light bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs and heater upgrades that significantly reduce electricity consumption. The Snowbird Center lighting project replaced old incandescent bulbs and T12 fluorescent fixtures with new CFLs and premium T8s, cutting power consumption by 67%.
Snowbird implemented motor upgrades and controls for building heaters that reduce electricity consumption by 1,460,500 kilowatt hours per year. Snowbird continues its partnership with Rocky Mountain Power to reduce electrical consumption throughout the resort, and have installed heater controls at the base and top of every lift. Snowbird will continue to find ways to reduce energy consumption as future upgrades are made throughout the resort.
Play Forever Donations
The Snowbird Play Forever Fund was created to provide funding in support of our community successfully navigating challenging times and continuing to thrive for generations to come.