Snowbird Receives Environmental Award

Release Date: Feb 8, 2013  

Contact(s): Kathy Jo Pollock 801-558-8016

Snowbird Receives Environmental Award

Salt Lake, Utah, February 8, 2013 – Bob Bonar, President of Snowbird Resort, was recently recognized by the Forest Service for outstanding environmental stewardship.  Dave Whittekiend, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Supervisor, presented the award for outstanding leadership and support of the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, contributions to the National Forest Foundation, and support of the Wasatch Water Legacy Partnership.  (see attached photo)

Snowbird Resort, under the direction of Mr. Bonar, has provided continued commitment for environmental stewardship in ski area management in a municipal watershed.  They work closely with the Forest Service and other partners to mitigate historical impacts of mining and other uses. 

The mission of the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation is to work to continuously improve the environments of Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons through education and stewardship.

A portion of lodging receipts at Snowbird is donated to the National Forest Foundation’s Ski Conservation Fund Program.  The Foundation is an organization that engages Americans in community-based programs that promote the health and enjoyment of national forests. 

The Wasatch Water Legacy Partnership is a public/private venture dedicated to providing high-quality, sustainable recreation, maintain and improving water quality, and protecting and restoring critical watersheds.


Forest Supervisor Presenting Environmental Stewardship Award to Snowbird and Alta Ski Areas

From left to right, Bob Bonar, President of Snowbird Resort, David C. Whittekiend, Forest Supervisor, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Onno Wieringa, General Manager/President of Alta Ski Lifts