Since 2007, the NHPPP has been assisting NH Ski facilities with implementation of idling reduction policies. During the First Annual Green Slopes Workshop, “Reducing Emissions One Engine at a Time,” the idling reduction at ski areas was stressed as a number one priority for reducing air emissions and greenhouse gases. Presentations given at the workshop are linked below.
- Air Quality, Health, and the Environment (Becky Ohler, NHDES)
- Turning Off the Engine -- New Hampshire’s Idling Reduction Campaign (Barbara Fales, NHDES)
Resulting from that workshop and outreach efforts, many facilities adopted an idling reduction policy. Before 2007 only three facilities had an idling reduction policy in place. Since then, the facilities below have continued or adopted a plan to reduce their carbon footprint through idling reduction.
|Balsams Wilderness||Dixville Notch||X|
|Bretton Woods Mt. Resort||Bretton Woods||X|
|Dartmouth Skiway||Lyme Center||X|
|Great Glen Trails||Gorham||X|
|Gunstock Mountain Resort||Laconia||X|
|Jackson XC Ski||Jackson||X|
|King Pine/Purity Spring Resort||East Madison||X|
|Mount Sunapee Resort||Newbury||X|
|Waterville Valley Resort||Waterville Valley||X|
|Windblown XC||New Ipswich||X|
From tallying the numbers over the last three years, and calculating a three-month ski season with vehicles that idle an average of 6 hours a day we have extrapolated the emissions reductions. In the last three years these ski facilities have curbed idling for all grooming equipment and fleet vehicles thus reducing emissions by 399 lbs. of particulate matter, 14,625 lbs. of nitrogen oxides and 1,029,184 lbs. of carbon dioxide during that 90-day period.
For additional information on idling reduction please see below:
- Anti-Idling Information
- Climate Change Fact Sheet: Global Climate Change and Its Impact on New Hampshire Skiing (Fact Sheet ARD-24)
- Sample Anti-Idling Policy
- Web resources for ski areas
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