Copper Mountain Environmental Commitment

Copper recognizes that sustaining our environment is critical to the future success of our business and to future generations. As such, Copper strives to be stewards of our mountain and village environments.

Powdr 'Protect Your Playground' Grant Program


Protect Your PlaygroundPowdr, a leading mountain resort owner and active lifestyle company, sponsors Protect Your Playground, an environmental grant program funding individuals with ideas to protect their local environments. Powdr has committed $40,000 across its properties (eight mountain resorts and four Woodward locations) in grant funds for 2015.

Protect Your Playground was created to empower and inspire individuals of all ages to develop solutions for environmental issues that affect their local natural playgrounds and communities. Applicants can request up to $2,500 in funding. Grants are reserved for individuals – no money will be rewarded to nonprofits or corporations.

The grant cycle for 2015 is now open. Individuals can apply online at and apply specificially to Copper Mountain. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2015

Applications will be reviewed by members of the individual resort/Woodward’s “Green Team” who will narrow down submissions to their top choices. Grant winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2015.

National Forest Foundation

Through the National Forest Foundation’s Ski Conservation Fund, patrons of Copper Mountain and other surrounding resorts – are able to donate one or two dollars to the National Forest Foundation when purchasing ski passes or staying at their lodges. The National Forest Foundation invests these guest contributions in stewardship of the White River National Forest through grants to local nonprofits that use seasonal workers and volunteers to conduct on-the-ground work. The National Forest Foundation established it’s Ski Conservation Fund in Colorado in 2007. Since that time, Copper Mountain has raised over $250,000 towards the Fund’s over $3 million in investments throughout the White River National Forest and resulted in 18 community-based partner organizations that have completed over 50 stewardship projects. About the National Forest Foundation

Founded by Congress in 1991, the National Forest Foundation works to conserve, restore and enhance America’s 193-million-acre National Forest System. Through community-based strategies and public-private partnerships, the NFF enhances wildlife habitat, revitalizes wildfire-damaged landscapes, restores watersheds, and improves recreational resources for the benefit of all Americans. The NFF’s Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences national conservation campaign is uniting public and private partners to conduct large-scale forest and watershed restoration and revitalize ecosystem resiliency in iconic National Forest System sites around the nation. To learn more, visit us at


Copper Mountain's Environmental Dedication

Copper Mountain is committed to and respects the environment in which we live, work and play. We strive for sustainability through balancing environmental stewardship and fiscal responsibility. We are focused on energy conservation, reducing and recycling waste, actively participating in our community and protecting the lands we share.

NSAA Climate Challenge

Additionally Copper Mountain Resort along with the other POWDR Corp Resorts has joined NSAA's Climate Challenge. The NSAA Climate Challenge is engaging ski areas across the country to take action and fight climate change. The Challenge will not only result in measurable, quantifiable results and benefits, it will also help participating ski areas make tangible progress each year to fight climate change while reducing utility bills, and convey results for the benefit of skiers and riders, ski areas, resort communities, and our planet. Thru the Challenge, Copper Mountain will continually set goals and measure the success of the goals each season to ensure we are honoring our commitments we have made.


Environmental Partners

Copper is proud to support the following organizations and campaigns.

  • National Ski Area Association's Keep Winter Cool Campaign, which supports awareness and action on global warming.
  • National Ski Areas Association's Sustainable Slopes Campaign, which advocates ski area environmental stewardship in many areas through an environmental charter that Copper supports.
  • The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization is working to build a coalition of businesses and governments in the Rocky Mountain region who support taking action on climate change in our area.
  • The U.S. Forest Service, especially the local White River Forest Ranger District, continues to be our strongest partner in our joint commitment to environmental excellence.
  • The new High Country Conservation Center, formerly known as Summit Recycling Project, is a local Summit County organization supporting recycling, green building, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Click on the headings below to find out more about Copper's environmental commitment:

Copper Mountain Green Team

Copper Environmental Foundation (CEF)

A Brief History of Copper Mountain's Environment Commitment

CEF Grant Application