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Please Note: Passholders Do not Require Pre-Booking (when passes are valid)

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Cypress Mountain Resort

  • We are committed to a goal of reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2030!
    Cypress mountain aims to be a local leader in environmental stewardship. We acknowledge the ecological importance of the land our resort sits upon, and we hope to maintain its integrity for future generations to enjoy for many years to come. Resting on British Columbia Provincial Park land, Cypress maintains an active participation in stewardship with BC Parks to keep our parks clean and available for recreational use. Cypress has also put into place many different initiatives to ensure a more sustainable mountain resort.
OUR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORT

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

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MINDFUL EFFICIENCY

Create and maintain a culture of reduction: energy use, waste output, water impact; balanced with maximized utilization of our human, technological, natural, and financial resources.

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TIRELESS CONSERVATION

Protect the natural environment unwaveringly, ensuring proper use for purposes related to outdoor recreation, and preserving or rehabilitating the land over which we are stewards.

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INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION

Support and reward outreach and partnerships that extend beyond all traditional boundaries, providing deeply valuable impact among our team members, and in our communities, industry, and environment for the long term.

OUR APPROACH

NET ZERO EMISSIONS

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    COLLABORATE WITH LOCAL/REGIONAL UTILITIES SUPPLIERS TO IDENTIFY AND ACT UPON OPPORTUNITIES OF EVERY SCALE TO REDUCE ENERGY AND FUEL USE
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    ENGAGE EXPERTS AND INDUSTRY PARTNERS TO HELP CHART A PATH TOWARD A FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS
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    FULLY IMMERSE NET ZERO INTENTIONS, TACTICS, AND TARGETS INTO THE COMPANY’S CULTURE
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    THOROUGHLY AND CONTINUOUSLY EDUCATE TEAM MEMBERS ON THE PURPOSE AND SPECIFIC PLANS, THE NECESSITY OF THEIR SUPPORT INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE WORKPLACE, AND THE VALUE OF THEIR INPUT AND IDEAS
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    PURCHASE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY WHERE AVAILABLE AND PARTICIPATION WITH LOCAL/REGIONAL GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT AVAILABLE IN EACH RESORT COMMUNITY
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    FURTHER REDUCE ELECTRICITY USE THROUGH FOCUSED AND ONGOING REVISION OF RESORT OPERATIONS PRACTICES IN AREAS SUCH AS SNOWMAKING, SNOW GROOMING, AND TURF MAINTENANCE
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    CONTINUED ENHANCEMENT OF LOW-ENERGY AND PROPRIETARY SNOWMAKING EQUIPMENT
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    PURCHASE OF ONLY THE MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT EQUIPMENT, SYSTEMS, AND TECHNOLOGY AT ALL LEVELS OF THE OPERATION; UPGRADING AS POSSIBLE
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    UTILIZE GREEN BUILDING GUIDELINES FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITY AND REAL ESTATE PROJECTS
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    REDUCE DEPENDENCE ON NATURAL GAS
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    FORMALIZE THE COMPANY’S HISTORICAL COMMITMENT TO PLANTING TREES AS A MEANS OF OFFSETTING ENERGY USE

Targeting and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

NSAA CLIMATE CHALLENGE

Led by National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), Climate Challenge is a voluntary program dedicated to helping participating ski areas target and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, engage in advocacy on climate change solutions, and reap other benefits in their operations, such as reducing costs for energy use.

All Boyne's Resort benefits include access to formal training and tools to conduct a GHG inventory and identify opportunities for reductions and savings, and the ability to benchmark operations against others. Participation requires endorsement of NSAA’s Sustainable Slopes program including a pledge to the following, as well as prioritized focus on areas such as water, waste, transportation, design and construction, forest health and habitat, and supply chain:

  • Incorporate sustainability into all aspects of our resorts

  • Lead by example, and educate employees and guests about sustainability

  • Place collaboration over competition when it comes to sustainability

  • Advocate for climate protection

Climate Smart Certified Business

For the fifth year in a row, Cypress Mountain is a Climate Smart Certified Business. Climate Smart is a network of 750+ businesses developing cleaner, more efficient and profitable ways of doing business. The program helps businesses and non-profits learn how to measure and practically reduce their carbon footprints. As a Climate Smart certified business, Cypress Mountain conducted its GHG emissions inventory according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard. 

The GHG Protocol is an internationally recognized standard published by the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development. The GHG Protocol and related documents can be accessed at http://www.ghgprotocol.org/

Each year, Cypress works towards new and innovative efforts in reducing our climate footprint. This year has been no exception, with many new initiatives:

  • New anti-idling policies
  • High-efficiency lighting on all lifts
  • Equipment and building efficiency upgrades
  • Installation of EV Charging stations
  • Hybrid vehicles in Cypress fleet
  • Sourcing of operation needs from local suppliers whenever possible

With these initiatives and many more, we saw only a 1% increase in GHG emissions even with a 47% increase of mountain traffic over the past year.

In partnership with Climate Smart Businesses, we are extremely proud to announce our participation in a Low Carbon Economy Fund initiative, helping to reduce over 1.3 million tonnes of CO2 e.  This project is a key initiative to demonstrate our commitment to being an industry leader in environmental stewardship.  Cypress Mountain will complete the project by the Spring of 2020, which includes the replacement of over 560 metal halide trail lights for both the Downhill and Nordic facilities.  

LED Solution Fast Facts:

  • Saving of approximately 1,000,000 Kwh per year
  • Reduced Annual energy consumption equivalent of 97 BC Households
  • Savings of approximately 19,000,000 kwh over the life cycle of the fixture
  • LED fixtures designed to last more than 10 x longer than metal halide
  • Reduces glare, resulting in a brighter and more uniformed light across our night operation  
Comprehensive waste distribution and recycling programs

Waste & Recycling Initiatives

Cypress boasts one of the most comprehensive waste distribution and recycling programs of mountain resorts in BC. We recycle 27 special product types from regular blue box items to batteries, soft plastics, Styrofoam, and even our kitchen oil! 

ECO

Cypress Mountain has been a leader in moving from disposable to compostable products. Eco Products "Greenstripe" disposables are made from renewable plant materials obtained from sugar cane and corn and are BPI certified compostable and compliant with all testing requirements. All of Cypress's takeaway containers, cups, cutlery, etc. are made of these compostable materials, saving hundreds of thousands of pieces of landfill waste every season. 

NorthWest Organics is a locally owned and operated company that has the most advanced, environmentally sound organics composting facility in North America. Cypress is proud partner with NorthWest Organics who processes our compostable waste into utilizable organic Class A Compost. 

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations & Priority Parking

Our mountain supports guest's environmental efforts as well! We give priority parking to those on the mountain driving electric vehicles through our charging stations stationed right next to the Cypress Creek Lodge. For Cypress Mountain and Boyne Resorts, the bolstering of electric vehicle use is an obvious part of environmental responsibility as it reduces carbon emissions by at least one-third (and up to 85% for vehicles manufactured in plants running on Hydro power). By supporting those who make more environmentally-friendly choices in their day-to-day life, we protect our mountains for future generations to come. We hope all of our children get to enjoy this beautiful place as much as we do now. 

Cypress Mountain notes its pledge to environmental sustainability must be balanced with maintaining economical sustainability and regards the balance as foundational in all planning. Understanding the dire need to place greater focus on reducing its carbon footprint, Cypress Mountains plans and execution will continue to evolve and also include sustainable practices related to waste reduction, reuse of materials, and limiting impact to the treasured land, habitats, and natural resources at its resort playgrounds.

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