Protection of nature and the environment is of utmost importance to us. As a principal partner of Protect Our Winters Switzerland, we are committed to climate protection so that future generations will also be able to enjoy snow-filled winters.
Reducing energy consumption
The operation of a ski resort is energy-intensive – we require water, electricity, and fuel. In collaboration with Cleantech Agentur Schweiz (“act”), we have set agreed targets and taken steps to lower energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Every year, the participating locations have exceeded the targets that they have agreed to with act since 2015 (act energy efficiency certificate).
Using renewable energy
In addition to reducing energy consumption, the source of our energy is also important to us. One hundred percent of the electric power in the area serviced by the Urseren Power Plant and Energia Alpina comes from renewable sources. The companies operate hydroelectric power plants and wind turbines in the region.
At all mountain restaurants operated under the catering brand “Mountain Food” of the SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun, we are no longer stocking PET bottles. We serve our good mountain water – still and sparkling – free of charge there.
Eating locally and with an eye to the environment
Where possible, Mountain Food uses ingredients from the region. Therefore, all of the group’s mountain restaurants have zero-kilometre menus. The Mountain Food restaurants also offer a large selection of vegetarian dishes. In addition, Mountain Food operates its own bakery, a chocolate maker, and a pasta-making facility, working closely with suppliers and producers in the Urseren Valley. That means high-quality products under sustainable conditions for the region without long travel distances.