• Feel Good Fridays

    On select Fridays during the season, buy a lift ticket at Boreal Mountain Resort for only $25 and $5 of that goes to Alpine Initiatives and the High Fives Foundation. The Boreal Bar hosts an awesome after party as well, so make sure to stop by for good music, good times and good will. Here are the Feel Good Fridays...

  • Growing the Power of our Communities

    News of our president-elect and his proposed cabinet have thrown a curveball in our efforts to preserve our environment and reduce climate change. The Clean Power Plan and the Paris Climate Agreement are under threat;, innumerable other regulations could potentially be stripped away. And while there is so much more to say on the topic, I rather turn the spotlight...

  • Donate Today!

    It is now more than ever our time to do some good in this beautiful world. And we need your help funding the grassroots programs that support and empower people to be the change they want to see in their own mountain communities.  Alpine Initiatives home base is Colorado and so today we’re participating and promoting donations through Colorado Gives Day....

  • Winter Kick Off

    We're hosting a Winter Kick Off with Strafe Outerwear and the Friends of CAIC on December 2nd at 6PM at Battery 621 in Denver. Alpine Initiatives couldn't be more stoked to engage the Front Range and especially this particular area of culture and community activists. The Winter Kick Off party is being held in conjunction with First Friday in the The Art...

  • Is Climate Change Killing Winter Sports?

    There is no such thing as an average winter anymore. Snowpacks are thinner, snow seasons are shorter and weather patterns are unstable. Last december in America, for example, most mountains in the northeast were covered in brown mud and absolutely no snow, whilst in the west, a strong El Niño dropped more snow in a few weeks than in all...

  • Offshore Wind Farms - An Alternative Energy Source

    Originally slated for Montuak or Cape Cod, America’s first offshore wind farm has gone up off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island. In the next few weeks, these five turbines will be placed in service, creating enough electricity to power 17,000 homes. And, they’re our first step toward generating our own offshore wind power. America’s wind farm efforts have...

  • New Initiative - A Boost to Solar

    There’s much to keep an eye on in the realm of solar energy right now – and for those with a stake in the outdoor recreation industry, be it commercial or sentimental, some especially exciting developments are on the forefront. Thanks to a collaboration between multiple U.S. government departments, led by the Obama administration, solar power is about to be...

  • First Chair Festival

    If orange leaves and snowcapped mountains didn’t already have your ski gear out of the closet, then premier season has you in your full kit walking around the house…and possibly skiing off your shed roof into a pile of leaves. That’s what these films evoke in us.  What would skiing be without film? Premier season is a tradition that started...

  • 10 Steps to a More Eco-Friendly Daily Life

    Making your daily life more eco-friendly and sustainable is a big mission, but it does not have to be a burden. There are so many things you can do to reduce your impact on the environment surrounding you. If some steps ask for big sacrifices, others will simply require some basic changes of your lifestyle habits. Be reassured, none of...

  • Protect Public Land

    Since the creation of the first national park in 1872, leaps and bounds have been made in regards to the protection of public land in the US. There are currently 59 protected national parks and hundreds of thousands of acres of public land that encompass most of those truly special places that inspire us. The American public owns national parks,...

  • A Quality Product with a Sustainable Mindset

    In the heart of the San Juan Mountains lies the small town of Pagosa Springs, CO. Once a small community, known as a place to gas up after trekking over Wolf Creek Pass, it is now a fast growing community that has much more to offer. Within 30 minutes of town, Wolf Creek Ski Area is one of the premiere...

  • Grassroots Grants: Mountain Playground Group Update

    In 2015, Mountain Rider’s Alliance (MRA) won an Alpine Initiatives Grassroots Grant, which enabled them to develop their latest program, the Mountain Playground Group (MPG). Community and independent ski areas are closing at an alarming rate, with over 30% closing since the 1980’s and many more at risk. The closing of winter recreational facilities have a devastating effect on local...