Keystone Resort, working with corporate involvement, has also launched several conservation and energy initiatives:
- Composting - composted nearly 100 tons of food scraps during the 2010-2011 ski season; double the number from the 2009-2010 ski season.
- On-Mountain Compost Pilot Project – All of the compostable materials collected are delivered to the local Composting Cell at the landfill to be sold locally for soil enrichment. Currently 4 sites at Keystone are composting, including the Conference Center, the Lodge and Spa, the Ranch Restaurants amd The Outpost.
- Recycling – continues to recycle over 1000 tons per year.
- Water and Energy Conservation – switched to energy-efficient lighting, snow-making and installed “low-flow” water fixtures.
- Building Efficiency Upgrades – The Lodge and Spa’s million dollar upgrade will ultimately save 20-30% on heating once complete
- Pine Beetles – along with all Western Slope resorts, the natural infestation of Pine Beetle has damaged and killed thousands of Lodgepole Pines. Keystone is working vigilantly to protect the healthy trees while using recycled pine for mountain signage.