Minding our footprint
Sustainability is top of mind as we work towards developing the resort. To introduce as many people as we can to the joys of skiing and riding, the management and staff at Cranmore recognize how vital the care of the planet is in this initiative. The quality of skiing today is better and more consistent than any time in history. We focus on energy management, bringing in more efficient equipment, and investing in and utilizing progressive snowmaking technology and management practices.
- Beginning in 2010, Cranmore has invested over $1M into on-mountain snowmaking improvements, adding over 500 energy-efficient snow guns to our inventory and upgrading water pipes to increase water capacity on-mountain. These improvements allow the decrease of snowmaking hours by 25%, utilizing smaller periods of cold weather and reducing electric use by half.
Cranmore added an electric diesel snow cat to our grooming fleet in 2016; a PistenBully 600E+, being among the first resorts east of the Mississippi and the first in New England to do so. These groomers are twice as productive and allow operators to push snow uphill more efficiently.
- A progressive system for heating and cooling was added to the development of Kearsarge Brook Condominiums and Fairbank Lodge.
In 2022, Cranmore was awarded the NH Energy Week award for the Large Business category for the resort’s strides in energy efficiency and utilizing clean energy.
A staff-led sustainability committee was formed in 2022, providing opportunities for Cranmore employees from every department to suggest and head sustainable improvements to the resort.
Additionally, the Fairbank Group invests in renewable energy for all of its resorts.