Snoqualmie Hosts Snowrider Superpipe Classic?

Snoqualmie Pass, Wash. °V Most people do not naturally think of snowboarders and skiers as environmental activists.? However, on February 14th, competitors of the °àŸSnowrider Superpipe Classic°® event at The Summit at Snoqualmie will be helping to promote environmental stewardship simply by entering the contest.? Fifty percent of all entry fees received for the contest will be donated to the Snowrider Project, the winter arm of the well-known Surfrider Foundation.?

The Snowrider Project’s main goal according to their website (http://www.surfrider.org/snowrider) is “to bring greater understanding of the hydrological cycle and foster a sense of stewardship towards alpine and valley watersheds.”?

“We wanted to build a really cool superpipe contest while furthering our environmental efforts,” said Jon Pretty, marketing manager for The Summit.? “It only seemed natural to involve the Snowrider Project, and the Surfrider Foundation, since mountains and beaches are tied together through the hydrological cycle.? Clean oceans equal clean mountains and vice versa.”?

The Summit at Snoqualmie also has other pro-environmental programs.? For example:?
°q??????? Using recycled oil to heat maintenance buildings
°q??????? Aluminum, plastic, glass, paper, and cardboard recycling
°q??????? Low energy sodium lights for night skiing illumination
°q??????? Trash pick up at base areas prior to and following the winter seasons
°q??????? The Summit is an Adopt-a-Highway Sponsor for part of Interstate 90
°q??????? Membership in the National Ski Area Association’s Sustainable Slopes Charter?

To register for the Snowrider Superpipe Classic, visit the resort°¶s web site at www.summitatsnoqualmie.com.? To learn more about the Snowrider Project, visit the Surfrider Foundation’s website at http://www.surfrider.org. ?
The Summit at Snoqualmie is a proud partner with the USFS offering equal opportunity recreation, and is a part of Booth Creek Resorts.? Booth Creek consists of six resorts across North America, including Northstar-at-Tahoe and Sierra-at-Tahoe in the Lake Tahoe region of California; Waterville Valley, Cranmore Mountain Resort and Loon Mountain in New Hampshire; and The Summit at Snoqualmie near Seattle, Washington.? Booth Creek is the fourth largest owner of ski resorts in the country (www.boothcreek.com).