Environmental Partners

Sugarbush partners with many local, regional, and national organizations to further their environmental initiatives.

Major Partners

Protect Our Winters (POW) POW Logo 
Sugarbush partnered with Protect Our Winters at their highest level of commitment in 2019, joining Patagonia, Burton, Aspen Snowmass, Clif Bar, North Face, REI, Ikon Pass, and other corporate leaders in the fight against climate change. POW, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, works to turn passionate outdoor people into effective climate advocates and leads a community of athletes, thought pioneers, and forward-thinking business leaders to affect systemic political solutions to climate change.

1% For The Planet 1 Percent logo
All of Sugarbush's dining venues are members of 1% For The Planet, a global collection of businesses pledging one percent of revenues to environmental causes. Since joining in 2012, Sugarbush has given over $50,000 to environmental organizations including the Vermont Fresh Network, the Mad River Path Association, Friends of the Mad River, and the Vermont Land Trust (supporting Fayston’s Bragg Farm conservation project).

U.S. Forest Service US Forest Logo 
Sugarbush partners with the USFS to manage the land in the Green Mountain National Forest on which a large portion of the resort’s recreational offerings is based. Trail and building maintenance and development that falls on USFS land is coordinated carefully and in compliance with USFS staff. A portion of all revenue generated from resort recreational activities goes back to support the USFS. For more information, please call 802-747-6700.

National Ski Areas Association - Climate Challenge Climate Challenge
In 2011, Sugarbush joined the NSAA’s Climate Challenge, a voluntary program designed to assist ski areas committed to developing greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, setting goals for carbon reduction, implementing at least one on-site reduction strategy per year, and reporting success in reducing their overall carbon footprint. Since Sugarbush joined the Climate Challenge, the resort has been able to track consistent reductions in electricity usage, solid waste disposal, and increases in composting and recycling.

Mad River Valley Partners

Mad River Valley Planning District:
Carrying out a program of planning for the future of the Mad River Valley directed towards the physical, social, economic, fiscal, environmental, cultural and aesthetic wellbeing of the member towns of Fayston, Waitsfield and Warren and their inhabitants.

Friends of the Mad River:
A member-supported, nonprofit organization, dedicated to stewarding the Mad River Valley’s healthy land and clean water for our community and for future generations.

Mad River Path Association:
A community-supported organization whose mission is to build, maintain, and conserve a system of continuous public pathways and trails connecting Warren, Waitsfield, Fayston, and Moretown.

Mad River Watershed Conservation Partnership:
A coalition of the Mad River Valley Planning District, Vermont Land Trust and Friends of the Mad River formed to further land conservation in the watershed of the Mad River.

Other Vermont Partners

Green Lantern Solar
A full service renewable energy company with a particular focus on commercial scale solar.

Green Mountain Club
Dedicated to making the Vermont mountains play a larger part in the life of the people by protecting and maintaining the Long Trail System and fostering, through education, the stewardship of Vermont’s hiking trails and mountains.

Catamount Trail Association
A passionate group of backcountry skiers and outdoor enthusiasts dedicated to creating North America’s longest backcountry ski trail and pioneering innovative recreation projects throughout Vermont.

Vermont Business Environmental Partnership
A no-cost, voluntary program that promotes improved environmental and economic performance and enhances public recognition for environmental excellence of Vermont businesses.

Vermont Land Trust
Protecting farmland and forestland from subdivision and development – knowing that once farms and forests are gone, they rarely come back.

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Charged with oversight and management of Vermont's natural environment on behalf of the people of Vermont.

Green Mountain Transit
Promoting and operating safe, convenient, accessible, innovative and sustainable public transportation services in the northwest and central Vermont region that reduce congestion and pollution, encourage transit oriented development and enhance the quality of life for all.