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Mt. Hood Meadows Awarded NSAA Sustainable Slopes Grant

Guests at Mt. Hood Meadows will find it easier to hydrate themselves responsibly thanks to new water bottle filling stations funded by a National Ski Area’s Association (NSAA) Sustainable Slopes grant. The resort received a grant to purchase and install the bottle filling stations in high traffic areas. The stations make it convenient to fill guests’ reusable containers, which was a challenge at the existing drinking fountains found at the resort.

H2Snow_245The filling stations will serve up spring-fed fresh water from Mt. Hood – branded “H2Snow” at the resort. The concept of promoting reusable bottles recognizes a trending shift away from purchasing disposable plastic water bottles. The filling stations promote two of Meadows’ core values:
  • Sustainability by refilling a reusable container
  • Wellness by promoting hydration
Meadows offered a bottle filling tap for “H2Snow” at its Fresh Tracks Deli this season, which was well received by guests according to Sustainability Manager Heidi Logosz.

“Our guests enjoyed and appreciated being able to refresh themselves with pure mountain spring water from a local source, but there were not enough convenient locations. This grant will place two more stations in high-traffic areas and help us to elevate awareness of the impact of bottles being saved from production as a result of using this local water source.”

Meadows will match the grant with two additional water bottle filling stations, bringing the total number of bottle filling stations to five, in addition to several drinking fountains. The filling stations will be installed this summer, in preparation for the 2011-2012 ski season. Reusable water bottles are sold throughout the resort, and guests are encouraged to bring their own to quench their thirst with pure mountain spring water from Mt. Hood.

For more information on this grant or other sustainability initiatives, email Heidi Logosz or call 503.337.2222 ext. 1215.

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