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Sustainability Planning and Implementation

Diamond Peak Ski Resort

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Renowned for its panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, Diamond Peak Ski Resort is now recognized for their sustainability initiatives as the first ski resort in Lake Tahoe to become STOKE Certified. As one of the early adopters of the STOKE Snow certification program during the 2015/16 season, the community-owned ski resort has been diligently following their Roadmap Report to achieve best practices in snowmaking, interpretation, waste diversion, and community development.

STOKE Certified – the Sustainable Tourism and Outdoors Kit for Evaluation – is the world’s first sustainability certification body with standards built specifically for surf and ski tourism operators. The organization was founded with a mission to assist resorts in developing systematic approaches to sustainability, environmental responsibility, customer loyalty, and staff retention.

Diamond Peak was benchmarked in April 2015 by STOKE Certified to assess all of Diamond Peak’s management practices, community development initiatives, interpretation programs, waste management, cultural heritage preservation, biodiversity conservation, and much more. STOKE provided a Roadmap Report to guide the ski area towards achieving best practices as well as STOKE certification. View Diamond Peak’s profile and learn more about the results.

This PowerPoint presentation provides more details.

Special thanks to all Diamond Peak Ski Resort employees and the

Sustainable Tourism Outdoors Kit for Evaluation (STOKE-Certified)

Diamond Peak Ski Resort won the 2019 Golden Pinecone Sustainability Award