Brighton Resort is committed to sustainability. We're working hard to reduce our environmental impact at every level of resort operations. Over the next few years, we'll increase efficiency, reduce waste and emissions, and ensure the health of our natural resources for generations to come. Our efforts are in coordination with Forever Project, Boyne Resort's goal of reducing carbon emissions to net zero throughout North American operations by 2030.
Our Commitment to Net Zero Emissions and Building a Sustainable Tomorrow
Boyne Resorts recognizes human-driven climate change as an urgent issue for the world, as well as for the Snow Sports industry. In early 2021, we formalized commitments to climate action and announced our ForeverProject.
ForeverProject is an initiative to attain a sustainable tomorrow through collaboration by positively affecting the lasting impact our resorts, team members, and guests have on the planet.
- Power all operations with 100% clean electricity
- Reduce dependence on carbon-based fuels in existing buildings through energy efficiency upgrades and electrification
- Develop and implement high-efficiency green building standards for design and construction of new facility and real estate projects
- Upgrade our lift networks, installing the most technologically advanced lifts, and enhancing the energy efficiency of lift houses
- Install low-energy equipment while expanding snowmaking
- Add on-site renewable energy generation projects
- Monitor emerging technologies to identify opportunities to maximize efficiency and electrification of fleet vehicles and equipment
- Seek partnerships with local and/or meaningful programs to sequester carbon
- Expand composting
- Enhance recycling
- Partner with local and non-profit organizations to donate/repurpose items, from uniforms to equipment
- Participate in community environmental clean-ups
- Protect and limit disturbances to wildlife habitats, forests, and wetland ecosystems
- Conserve water through efficiency upgrades and utilizing recycled water where possible
- Educate team members on the purpose of specific plans and encourage their input and ideas
- Be a leader in the community, educating guests about sustainability and welcoming their participation in initiatives
- Advocate at local, regional, and national levels for policies that promote climate solutions
- Invest in Team Member housing to address local housing shortages
- Encourage and provide options to team members to utilize sustainable modes of transportation
- Develop great people
- Promote carpooling and sustainable transportation options to and from our properties
- Collaborate with local and regional non-profits, government agencies, and community organizations
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.
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.
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.
Making a Difference
By engaging in Action and Advocacy, Brighton is dedicated to tracking, targeting, and reducing carbon emissions. We have support climate policy that will result in broad-scale emission reductions, energy innovation, and the transition to a clean energy economy. Our support extends to joining in on climate change policy letters and campaigns to support the targeted emissions reductions for the nation.
Brighton leads ongoing revegetation efforts to encourage native wildflowers and tree species to thrive amid our section of the National Forest. We have planted thousands of trees over the last year, in recommendation from the United States Forest Service’s projections of climate change impacts on the tree species in the area.
Recently, we’ve began expanding our events to include more community- and environment-based events. These include exploring the mountain in winter and summer with a naturalist, giving back to the community through clean ups, and getting investing time and energy into our future by planting trees.
Electric Vehicle Charging
Did you know Brighton installed a Level 3 wall charger on our vehicle shop after demand from our customers back in 2016?Now that electric vehicles are becoming more efficient and more popular, we are stepping up our game with the addition of two Level 2 chargers that will charge electric vehicles faster while you are out skiing.
Brighton is dedicated to reducing the amount of waste we send to the landfill. Our waste stream diversion efforts include food waste diversio (composting), recycling, and reducing the use of single use plastics and other such items that are used for a brief amount of time before being discarded.
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The Road So Far
Brighton Resort is proud to share our first Annual Sustainability Report outlining emission measures and our progress in reaching Net Zero by 2030. The ForeverProject is further detailed through data, project outlines, and partnerships in our 2020 report. Our mission is to foster a culture of preserving our environment and favorite season through accountability and transparency.
Read more about our successes and future plans to commit to our climate and community >
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Boyne Resorts Carbon Credit Purchase
Brighton Resort will reduce its emissions by 18% thanks to a corporate-wide purchase of Renewable Energy Credits. The credit will offset 100% of our electricity use.
Partners in Sustainability
Partnering with the best to help bring us to Net Zero by 2030.
Cleanest Snowcat on the Market
Dec 15, 2021
Brighton is stoked to announce their adoption of one of the industry’s first diesel-electric hybrid snowcats.
Summer Clean-Ups at Brighton
Sep 1, 2021
Brighton Resort will host multiple clean-up days to rid the mountain of trash in the summer months
Combating Food Waste at Brighton
Aug 3, 2021
Brighton Resort is partnering with Momentum Recycling to combat food waste.
“Everesting” on Great Western with Caroline Gleich
Aug 3, 2021
Gleich plans to summit and descend Brighton’s Great Western about 20 times in order to accumulate 29,000 ft of elevation within just 24 hours, an incredible feat called “Everesting” – the first to be attempted in the Wasatch Range and the first time in the world to be attempted on skis.
Trees & Skis
Jun 17, 2021
In coordination with Tree Utah, Brighton will be offering free tours of our resort dedicated to educating the public about the history and future of our forests. During the tour we will investigate the native species that create our favorite tree runs.
Net Zero by 2030
Jun 2, 2021
Brighton Resort has officially enhanced their contribution to a brighter future by joining all of the Boyne Resorts in the Forever Project – a commitment to reaching Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Supporting the Paris Agreement
May 21, 2021
Brighton Resort and 1400 other organizations signed a letter encouraging our next Presidential Administration to consider rejoining The Paris Agreement.
Alpine Rose LED Retrofit
May 1, 2021
In a first phase of a long-term lighting retrofit project aimed at reducing the dependency on the electric grid, Brighton is pleased to announce a complete retrofit of our largest building: The Alpine Rose.