Saariselkä Ski & Sport Resort
Sustainable solutions are cherished at Saariselkä Ski & Sport Resort.
Saariselkä Ski & Sport Resort utilizes snow fences to make slopes. Almost all snow is collected at the top of the slopes with snow fences alone, and little artillery is needed and this saves energy.
Landscaping compost made at a wastewater treatment plant has been utilized in landscaping the slopes of Saariselkä. With the grass seed mixture developed for the northern climate, it has accelerated the return of nature’s own plants back to the area. The slopes are located right next to the national park. Instead meadows it is desired that the slopes grow mountain feller that is better suited to these landscapes.
Saariselkä Ski & Sport Resort is involved in the Sustainable Travel Finland process. The company has recently achieved several of its long-term sustainability goals. From the beginning of March, a completely fossil-free, Nordic use of energy was introduced. Waste sorting has also started and the resort was joined into the municipal water supply, which is a big step considering the location.
The ski resort has not invested in energy-consuming snowmaking machinery, but has increased the use of snow fences, which is the most ecological way to provide the snow cover for the slopes. Currently the Saariselkä Ski &Sport Resort is tackling fuel emissions. Fuel emissions from maintenance of the slopes, work machines, snowmobiles and cars will be minimized.