Waste Reduction

Snowbird's low-energy commitment. 


While Snowbird established a resort-wide recycling program for paper, aluminum, plastic and cardboard throughout the four lodges and the Snowbird Center, we increased our efforts in 2017 to include the rest of the buildings at Snowbird along with glass recycling.

Mountains of glass recycled at Snowbird

Since the start of the glass recycling program in the summer of 2017, Snowbird has recycled 100,000 pounds of glass!

Snowbird Glass Recycling Inititives

Flipping the Switch on Electricity Waste

Snowbird’s co-generation power facility in The Cliff Lodge produces 55% of the resort’s power in the winter and 75% in the summer. Exhaust from this plant is converted to steam, which is then piped throughout the resort to heat The Cliff Lodge’s rooms, pools, restaurants and meeting rooms.

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.