Proudly Carbon Neutral

Wild Mountain has achieved carbon neutrality, an environmental milestone, through reducing energy use, diverting waste and offsetting carbon.

Environmental stewardship is a key pillar to Wild Mountain’s operations, and we achieved the CarbonNeutral® Certification from Climate Impact Partners, the leading experts on carbon neutrality, which works with organizations around the world to deliver solutions that ensure immediate, positive impacts on the world’s natural capital.

To achieve carbon neutrality, Climate Impact Partners worked with us to calculate and offset the property’s unavoidable emissions by supporting a project to reduce the equivalent emissions. Natural Capital Partners identified the Seneca Meadows Landfill Gas project in New York and reforestation projects in the Amazon as offset projects that could not exist without funding from organizations like ours. 

Of course, there’s more that we can do to account for our environmental impacts. But, achieving carbon neutrality is a positive step on our journey to Keep It Wild. 

 

Planet-Positive Investments

Monarch Waystation

Monarch Waystation

The monarch butterfly, quite possibly the most beloved bug of Minnesota, has been added to the Endangered Species List created by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

 

These delightful creatures make an extraordinary migration each year from North America to their wintering grounds in Mexico. But, habitat loss and climate change is driving populations down.  The insect that we enjoying seeing has declined 84% from 1996 to 2014.

 

In 2021, Wild Mountain recognized this plight and registered the mountain as a Monarch Waystation with Monarch Watch. Wild Mountain’s ski trails offer a prairie environment with the types of milkweed species monarchs need to reproduce. Our waystation designation means that we’ve minimized summer trail mowing to ensure monarchs, and pollinators of all types, have food and shelter during the spring, summer and fall.

Low Energy Snowmaking

Low Energy Snowmaking

Wild Mountain has acquired 4 HKD Volt snowguns to support reducing energy consumption for snowmaking. These snowmakers use approximately 1/3 the power as traditional snowguns. Two of these units were made possible from the 2021 Sustainable Slopes Grant from the National Ski Areas Association and HKD Snowmakers.

Electric Snowmobiles

Electric Snowmobiles

We've pre-ordered two Taiga Nomad electric snowmobiles.  We'll be one of the first ski areas in North America to convert to electric, emissions-free snowmobiles.  Oh yeah... they also go zero to 60mph in 3 seconds.

Carbon Neutral

Carbon Neutral

In January 2021, Wild Mountain was awarded the CarbonNeutral® Certification from Climate Impact Partners for its work  on reducing and offsetting its carbon emissions.

CARBON MONITORING

CARBON MONITORING

In September of 2020 we began working with Climate Impact Partners to measure our carbon footprint.  Measurement of the carbon we are emitting is a critical step in the long-term assessment and reduction of our carbon-emitting practices.

ECO-FRIENDLY RETAIL

ECO-FRIENDLY RETAIL

Our retail shirts and hoodies are made of recycled plastic, recycled cotton, organic cotton and Modal (a fabric made from plastic and cellulose from birch trees).  The fabrics are more friendly to the environment as they utilize recycled materials and use less (or no) water and fertilizers to create.  

LED LIGHT CONVERSION

LED LIGHT CONVERSION

We installed LED lights on the South Wild, North Wild and Ego Alley trails. LED lighting is much more efficient than our current metal halide lighting.  Going forward, we plan to use LEDs to replace our existing flood lights across our slopes.

IMPROVED RECYCLING

IMPROVED RECYCLING

We are eliminating single-use plastic beverage bottles and moving to infinitely recyclable aluminum bottles.  To support that, we’ve added recycling receptacles across our property to support recycling and reduce waste.

SINGLE-USE PLASTIC REDUCTION

SINGLE-USE PLASTIC REDUCTION

Wild Mountain created 288,000 pieces of single-use plastic waste in the past year. That's too much, and we are working to stop that with the elimination of single-use plastic on our property. We’ve moved to durable cutlery and food service wares in the goal of reducing the amount of plastic we add to the waste stream.

100% CLEAN ENERGY

100% CLEAN ENERGY

Our team partnered with 3Degrees to offset the dirty energy coming to Wild Mountain with Renewable Energy Certificates generated from sources in Minnesota.  Wild Mountain now operates year-round on 100% clean energy created in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. 

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING

Three EV chargers and one Tesla charger has been installed to support the needs of the emerging clean vehicle market.  These two chargers are available to all guests, free of charge.  

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