The Aspen Skiing Company, already known for its industry-leading sustainability efforts, has adopted two public-facing conservation measures—both developed by Canadian companies—for this winter: printing all trail maps on waterproof, tear-resistant Stone Paper, which uses ground-up minerals instead of tree fibers, and testing a snowmobile from Taiga Motors, which will introduce the world’s first designed-from-scratch electric sleds to consumers next year. Here, some stats behind the resource-saving ventures.  

0 
trees used to make Stone Paper

 

 

75–80

percent consists of pre-consumer stone waste

 

31
ski areas currently using it for their trail maps

 

200,000
Aspen Snowmass trail maps printed

 

67 
percent smaller carbon footprint than
for paper made from trees

3 
days of nonstop showering would equal the amount of water saved in making 1 ton of Stone Paper versus 1 ton of virgin pulp paper 

 

50
electric snowmobiles at a ski resort equals the
air quality benefit of electrifying 2,000 cars 

1 
Taiga Motors Nomad snowmobile based at Snowmass

 

2 
ski resorts (Aspen and Sweden) testing the snowmobiles all winter

 

3 
seconds to go from 0 to 60 

 

 

$15,000 starting price for purchase; reservations being taken now for late 2020 delivery

 

 

60
miles that it can travel on a single charge (averaging 37 mph)

 

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