Operations Update:

Due to anticipated extreme cold temperatures, lift operations will be limited on Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4. Please visit the Mountain Report for complete details before heading to the mountain. 

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Sugarloaf is committed to sustainability, and we're working hard to reduce our environmental impact at every level of resort operations. Over the next few years, we'll continue to utilize a combination of cutting-edge technology and old-fashioned Maine ingenuity to 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 Sustainability Effort

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

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Mindful Efficiency

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.

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Tireless Conservation

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.

Collaboration

INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION

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.

Offset Your Trip

We invite our guests to play an active role in minimizing their carbon footprint - offset your trip to Sugarloaf with our partner Tradewater.

Current Projects

Making a Difference

Sugarloaf Sustainability Coordinator

Meet Bea

Bea Johnson

Bea Johnson is Sugarloaf’s Sustainability Coordinator. Growing up in Coastal Maine, Bea always had a love for the outdoors and the environment. Bea is incredibly excited to be creating a more sustainable future for Sugarloaf as she has grown up skiing the slopes of Sugarloaf since day one. Leading up to Bea’s time at the Loaf she worked in sustainable aquaculture growth along the coast of Maine, she also spent time researching many sustainability projects including carbon mitigation at a Portland brewery, and community advocacy work to close the out-of-state waste loophole (LD 1639). She previously worked in the ski business in both retail and ski instructor positions. Bea is stoked to combine her love for the environment with skiing in this position, and plans on bringing the community together to achieve a common sustainability goal that will keep the snow on the mountain for many years to come! When Bea isn’t working you can find her sailing in Pemaquid Maine, mountain biking with her two biker puppies, or skiing.

Latest Updates

  • Boyne Resorts Moves To 100% Renewable Electric Energy Across North American Operations

    Announces Environmental Sustainability Plan and Goal of Zero Net Carbon Emissions by 2030

  • Sugarloaf Resort Switch To 100% Renewable Electricity with Renewable Energy Credits

    Boyne Resorts purchased Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to offset 100% of electricity use

  • Climate Collaborative Charter

    Four Largest Ski Industry Leaders Announce Joint Commitment to Fight Climate Change

  • Sugarloaf Upgrades 113 Snow Guns with Help from Efficiency Maine

    Sugarloaf recently received two grants from Efficiency Maine, totaling $198,000.

  • Sugarloaf 2020 Sustainability Report

    For the first time, we're publishing a comprehensive Sustainability Report. Read it here.

  • Sugarloaf Joins the Protect Our Winters Resort Alliance

    Sugarloaf is proud to say we are joining forces with Protect our Winters to combat climate change.

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