PSIA-AASI Board Approves ‘Statement on Sustainability’

During the annual PSIA-AASI  Board of Directors Meeting in Denver last month, the board approved the association’s official Statement on Sustainability.” Read the entire statement below, then follow this link to the PSIA-AASI Facebook page to share how you work to create a sustainable lifestyle:

“PSIA-AASI recognizes that preserving a winter environment that sustains snow makes skiing and snowboarding possible for its 32,000+ members, official suppliers, and millions of students – which supports a vision of creating lifelong adventures through education.

PSIA-AASI’s sustainability policy focuses on communicating, through its publications, messages that educate and inform association members on why developing a sustainable professional and personal lifestyle can positively influence a snowy winter environment.

PSIA-AASI’s sustainability policy also embraces collaboration with other established snowsports associations to create programming that helps to educate and inform students about ways to preserve the winter environment.

A winter environment that sustains snow is crucial to the future of skiing and snowboarding, the profession of snowsports instruction, and, ultimately, a way of life. By working within its sphere of influence to provide suggestions for a sustainable future for the environment and for snowsports, PSIA-AASI will do its part to protect natural resources and have a positive impact on maintaining alpine snowpacks.”


A few of the ways the PSIA-AASI staff works toward creating a sustainable lifestyle include recycling, riding bikes to work, gardening, composting, and sharing used ski and snowboard equipment to help grow the sports. What are some of the things you do?

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# Richard
Friday, July 13, 2018 7:49 AM
One of the key things is the availability of energy. We depend on it to ride to the top of our mountains to ski down. Affordable energy also helps create the sufficient income so we in our recreation opportunities can afford to ski as well as those who come to our mountain to learn to ski. Right now the availability of carbon based energy is plentiful and also the most cost efficient. It needs to remain part of our energy mix while being used wisely.
# David
Friday, July 13, 2018 9:26 AM
The sustainability statement is a great start.
All of us who love winter sports need to be vigilant in protecting our winters and the environment.
From our own work at home to supporting international initiatives like the Paris accords we can make an impact.
We can all agree that much needs to be done and with the current anti environment stance in Washington every little bit helps.
Bravo PSIA
David Blinken
# James
Monday, July 16, 2018 10:55 AM
Climate change is upon us and affects the whole earth and of course the snowsports industry. Individually we can and must have a positive impact, be enviromentally friendly and vote accordingly as well; nationally we need informed leaders that "get it". Unfortunately in the USA as of now we have the opposite. Many in government are in the pockets of big corporations that are short sighted and profit driven, the planet be damned. I have been a PSIA member for going on 40 years and I do think the climate is changing for the negative.

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