The Remarkables is committed to caring for our planet and ensuring snow for future generations by implementing excellent environmental management practices.
Sustainability and environmental enrichment
At NZSki, we take our responsibility to conserve and enrich the natural environment across our three ski areas, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt and Coronet Peak, very seriously. After all, our landscape is the backbone to our operations and the reason we love what we do.
We work to mitigate our environmental impact with waste management initiatives, conservation support projects, energy efficient operations and on a larger scale by supporting important organisations such as the Kea Conservation Trust.
Here is a snapshot of what we’re doing.
National, global scale
Through our membership of The Mountain Collective, we are members of Protect Our Winters (POW), a climate advocacy group. While their work is important to influencing policy makers to keep long-term environmental impact at the top of mind, we are focused on real tangible initiatives that make a difference on our ski areas.
We have signed up to the Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s New Zealand Tourism Sustainability commitment. Of the 14 Commitments, four are focussed exclusively on a businesses’ contribution to protecting, restoring and enhancing New Zealand’s natural environment and biodiversity. This includes ecological restoration initiatives, and measuring, managing and minimising our environmental footprint, as well as education, which our mountains are achieving with the below listed initiatives and operational management.
Partnering to bring back the birds
NZSki is partnering with Kea Conservation Trust, providing a sizeable charitable donation as well as helping raise funds and awareness about this endangered parrot that is native to our alpine environments at The Remarkables and at Mt Hutt.
At Coronet Peak, where the falcon is more common, a portion of funds will go toward enriching the environment for these birds, including ongoing native planting, plus trapping to capture predators.
This partnership goes much deeper than that. As part of our commitment to local schools we are also bringing them along on the journey, supporting them with funds to support kea conservation education within their curriculum, and engaging with them for trapping and native flora revegetation programmes.
We will also encourage and create opportunities for staff, our local community and guests to support this with voluntary planting, trapping and donations.
Conserving and enriching our alpine environment is something we all feel strongly about. This is a great way to put all our efforts into a single important focus which is keeping our precious birds here and helping sustain their habitat for future generations – theirs and ours!