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Sustainability

Our Commitment

Beaver Valley is committed to working towards a sustainable future.  The beauty and tranquility of our unique location along the Beaver River is highly valued by members, staff and guests.  We understand the deep connection of our actions to the well-being of the natural resources that we depend on, and to the well-being of others.  This guides our planning and day-to-day decisions to help us contribute to a better world.

 

Projects

Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Climate Challenge

Beaver Valley is the first Canadian snow resort to participate in the NSAA’s Climate Challenge.  In this program we inventory our greenhouse gas emissions, set reduction targets, and implement projects to reduce our GHG emissions.

 

Responsible Kitchen Management

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Many sustainability efforts can be seen in the cafeteria and members lounge at Beaver Valley.  From reusable dishware to locally sourced menu items, the kitchen team is leading sustainability efforts in the snow resort food and beverage industry.  Beaver valley is 3rd party Leaf Level 2 certified.

 

Energy Conservation

We are always seeking more ways to reduce our energy consumption and we have taken many strides to do so.  Our washrooms are our featured visible demonstration of our efforts, and our work runs even deeper than eco-efficient upgrades.  We have been awarded two Sustainable Slopes Grants recognizing our efforts to create a sustainable future by the National Ski Areas Association. These grants rewarded us with 5 high efficiency snowmaking guns from Snow Economics/HKD Snowmakers, and a
Dyson hand drier for the Keg.

Resource restoration

Natural resources are the lifeline of our club’s operations and with this awareness we conserve and restore them.  All of our paper products are 100% post-consumer recycled content and we practice sustainable forest management.  We not only participate in an “Anti-Idling” Campaign in our pick-up/drop-off zones and parking lots, in 2010 we had the highest success rate of all participating resorts in Ontario in decreasing our idling.

Waste Management

Our waste management is a dynamic system that evolves as new technologies and ideas develop at the club. In 2010 we began single stream recycling, saving a lot of time and waste.  In 2011, in further efforts to reduce the waste generated here at the club, we initiated an organics diversion program.  All organic waste from the kitchen and from the cafeteria are sorted and brought to an organics processing facility.  Our waste receptacles are made of 100% recycled plastics and have 3 streams – organics, recycling and garbage.  If you’re at the club, be a part of the change and sort your waste!

Education and awareness

With a Sustainability Coordinator on staff in a small office, sustainability is often a topic of conversation.  Many of our employees and members are passionate about helping to create a better world, thus sustainability is becoming a thread that weaves through our entire organization.

Keep an eye out around the club for ways that you can help us stay green!

35th Annual Mogul Mania
Banked Slalom & Fundraiser

News

May
2

   Under a bluebird sky, volunteers gathered to remove vines from trees and clear brush in the Avalanche & South Bowl.   At noon Chef Keith prepared a delicious lunch of chicken chipotle wraps, curry soup and sweet potato fries.  Thank … Continue reading

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Apr
12

Representing Canada, competing with the best in the world, Beaver Valley’s Berkley Brown won BRONZE in the WORLD JUNIOR DUAL MOGULS event in Are, Sweden this past weekend. Berkley qualified for the World Championships after achieving GOLD at the Canadian … Continue reading

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Apr
12

Katrina headed to Chantecler, QC on March 21-26, 2016 for the Canadian Snowboard Speed Championships and brought home Gold for PGS and Silver for PSL! The athletes challenged themselves on the Alexandre Despatie slope, one well known for its steepness!  … Continue reading

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