HERE AT TAOS SKI VALLEY, WE KNOW THAT AN APPRECIATION FOR THE MOUNTAINS RUNS DEEPER THAN SKIING AND RIDING
That’s why we are committed to protecting our local environment by practicing environmentally friendly habits throughout all areas of the resort. Taos Ski Valley is the first major ski resort to become a certified B Corp. This certification helps ensure that Taos Ski Valley meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, sustainability, public transparency and legal accountability. Becoming a B Corp also means that our long-held values of inclusion, sustainability, and respect for all are validated. By practicing reverence for our local environment, we hope to promote a more resilient and robust community that celebrates the region’s rich, diverse culture.
When we selected the motto “Ski the Change,” we pledged to be a force for good. We adopted a business philosophy aimed at benefiting our employees, our visitors, and our community through social responsibility, environmental sensitivity, and economic sustainability. In the past several weeks, the tragic killing of George Floyd and invigoration of the Black Lives Matter movement demand that we bring fresh urgency to our work toward eradicating racism, bigotry, and injustice.
World's FIRST B CORP SKI RESORT
Taos Ski Valley is the first ski resort in the world to achieve B Corp certification. As a trailblazer in the industry, we hope our efforts inspire mountain communities around the world. Beyond environmental sustainability, our commitment as a B Corp extends to promoting positive connections with local communities and creating financial sustainability within our eco-sphere. Taos believes that business is a force for good and we owe it to future generations by taking action today.
Commitment to Community
As a certified B Corp, Taos Ski Valley evaluates and focuses on its social performance and community impact as part of its daily operations. The resort follows a business model that prioritizes its workers, community and customers first and foremost. Taos embodies these core values through a philosophy of philanthropy and community involvement.
Taos Ski Valley created the Taos Verde program to bring life to its environmental sustainability initiatives. Stewardship of the resort’s natural environment represents a fundamental priority of the organization. Taos promotes sustainable business practices by identifying five central areas of focus: energy, stewardship, water, waste, and engagement.
Taos Community Foundation
Taos Ski Valley is a proud partner of the Taos Community Foundation and gives grants annually to local non-profits through TCF’s grant program. In addition, guests of The Blake have the option to donate $2 per room night to TCF.
Employee Volunteer Days
Taos Ski Valley encourages its staff to find their passion in the community. The resort provides its staff up to 24 hours of paid volunteer time annually so that our people can give back in a meaningful manner.
Taos Ski Valley Foundation supports conservation nonprofits that focus on protecting threatened landscapes, habitats, wildlife, and waterways as well as supports educational and community programs in the Taos area.