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SkiStar, the leading mountain tourism company in Scandinavia within alpine mountain tourism, encourages reducing carbon emissions to preserve white winters in the future.
by: SkiStar
5 min
Updated 06 December 2023

By engaging guests, partners, and the public, the company aims to be a driver of climate action. SkiStar encourages everyone to participate in sustainability efforts, make more conscious choices, and contribute to reducing carbon emissions. Through collaboration, we can preserve white winters and ensure that future generations also enjoy snow experiences.

"We are proud to present our commitment to reducing carbon emissions and creating a more sustainable future, but we know the journey has just begun, and we have a long way to go. By sharing our climate goals and the path to achieving them, we hope to inspire our guests, partners, and the public. Together, we can make a real change to preserve white winters," says Fanny Sjödin, Chief Sustainability Officer at SkiStar.

SkiStar has already implemented a range of measures to reduce its environmental impact and achieve its climate goals. Some of these measures include:

- Reducing direct emissions by 86% since 2015.
- Operating all groomer machines with renewable diesel (HVO 100).
- Introducing the world's first electric groomer machine in Sälen in the spring of 2022.
- Ordering 100 units of the world's first mass-produced electric snowmobile.
- Active involvement at the national, regional, and local levels regarding infrastructure to and from the destinations.
- Doubling the number of charging stations at the destinations.
- Actively working on energy efficiency throughout the business, such as heating and snow production. An automated snow production system produces snow when weather conditions are most optimal, reducing energy consumption over the past decade.

"We are far from finished, but we have a clear plan and have made significant progress. We take a comprehensive approach to the climate area and engage in guest transportation to our destinations. Already in 2015, we were industry pioneers when we began using renewable diesel (HVO 100) in our groomer machines, and from the 21/22 season, it includes the entire fleet of groomer machines. Through new technology to reduce fuel consumption, energy efficiency measures, and increased resource use, we have reduced emissions from our own operations by 86 (84) percent compared to 2015. We are determined to continue the journey towards a more sustainable future, and we look forward to collaborating even more with our guests, partners, and the public to make a real difference," adds Fanny Sjödin.

The climate goals have been approved by Science Based Targets (SBT), an initiative founded in 2015 by the UN Global Compact and the World Wildlife Fund. Approval from SBT demonstrates that SkiStar's climate goals align with scientifically based guidelines for combating climate change and are designed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. This makes SkiStar one of the few companies in the industry to have its climate goals approved by SBT.

In accordance with the established climate goals, SkiStar will reduce its total emissions by 50% by 2030. This entails a significant reduction in the company's carbon emissions and a stronger commitment to sustainability and environmentally friendly operations. You can find detailed information about SkiStar's climate goals and the path to achieving them here >