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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Idling Reduction Campaigns at NH Ski Facilities

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.

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.

Facility Location Idling Reduction
Attitash Bartlett X
Balsams Wilderness Dixville Notch X
Bretton Woods Mt. Resort Bretton Woods X
Cannon Mountain Franconia X
Cranmore North Conway X
Crotched Mountain Greenfield X
Dartmouth Skiway Lyme Center X
Granite Gorge Keene X
Great Glen Trails Gorham X
Gunstock Mountain Resort Laconia X
Jackson XC Ski Jackson X
King Pine/Purity Spring Resort East Madison X
Loon Mountain Lincoln X
Mount Sunapee Resort Newbury X
Pats Peak Henniker X
Ragged Mountain Danbury X
Waterville Valley Resort Waterville Valley X
Wildcat Mountain Jackson 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:



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