Sustainability

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. 

Carbon Neutral by 2030

When we announced the Sugarloaf 2030 development plan it included many ambitious goals for the next ten years, but for many people one goal in particular stood out - becoming carbon neutral by 2030. This goal is part of a larger Boyne Resorts goal of carbon neutrality across the entire family of resorts.

The carbon footprint is sizeable for a resort the size of Sugarloaf. Bringing that carbon footprint down to net-zero will be a challenge, but it's one that we're up for and one that we feel we have to take on. Here's how we'll do it: 

Meet Kate

Kate Ray is Sugarloaf's Sustainability Coordinator. Over the past year, she has worked tirelessly to calculate the carbon footprint across all resort operations, allowing us to ramp up our sustainability efforts more effectively than ever. She has also collaborated with partners like the National Ski Areas Association to determine best practices in tackling climate change throughout the ski industry. When she's not pouring over spreadsheets or sifting through recyclables, Kate runs Dogsled Maine, the Maine Beer Shed, and Running Wild Farm with her husband Brian and their two kids, Finn and Lula. Under Kate's leadership, Sugarloaf is well-positioned to be a leader in sustainability and carbon neutral by 2030.