Environmental Commitment

Ski Saint-Bruno has been concerned with the environment for several years and is actively seeking new ways to reduce its environmental footprint. To do this, we regularly review our processes, business strategies and daily operations to establish environmental goals.

Over the years, we have found that sustainable development can go hand in hand with profitability. By optimizing management of our resources and using more efficient equipment, we can reduce our consumption and thereby reduce our costs.

We believe this to be a winning formula as it combines the reduction of our costs to the reduction of our environmental impact.

Here is a summary of Ski Saint-Bruno’s environmental actions:

1. SOURCE REDUCTION

  • 80% reduction of batteries
  • Reduction of plastic bottles
  • Reduction of disposable dishes
  • Reduction of paper
  • Ecological hand-paper – Reduction of base material

2. WATER MANAGEMENT

  • Water retention tank reuses water to make snow
  • 60% reduction of the use of drinking water

3. ENERGY EFFICIENCY

  • Eco-energetic lighting
  • Eco-energetic optimization – programmable thermostats and timers

4. WASTE MANAGEMENT

  • «ICI ON RECYCLE» accreditation
  • Recycling – recycling bins at the cafeteria and in all administrative buildings
  • Responsible waste management
  • Annual soil recovery and revitalization
  • Voluntary participation to the Eco-entreprise program
  • Eco-responsible first aid
  • Promotion of reused equipment

5. REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

  • Participation in the ASSQ’s «Coupe ton Moteur» program
  • Purchasing Policy aimed at reducing over-consumption and travel

6. PARTNERSHIP WITH REGIONAL INSTITUTIONS

  • Perpetual protection of the Ski Saint-Bruno’s natural environment – 10 000$ contribution

7. EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • «Coupe ton Moteur» – awareness campaign designed to encourage clients and employees to turn off their vehicle’s engine when they are stopped
  • David Suzuki Institute training
  • ASSQ Ellipsos training

8. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT

  • ETS = Ecole des technologies supérieures
  • INRIS – Institut national de la recherche scientifique-eau et terre
  • SPAN – Système de production automatisé de la neige

Ski Saint-Bruno commissioned these three R & D institutes to analyze the different snow making systems and methods in order to optimize our snow production.

9. SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

  • 125% more durable snow pipes

10. ANALYSIS MATERIALS AND MEASUREMENTS

  • Implementation of the Snow Logic systemic
  • Implementation of flow meters
  • Precise registry of oil consumption