Adventure Girl’s November Green Award Goes To…
Retallack Resort – Nelson-British Columbia, Canada
So…What aboutÂ ‘um?
Retallack is a legendary snowcat skiing and snowboarding destination located in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. Its wilderness playground is the perfect location for the ultimate powder adventure, offering skiers and snowboarders some of the best back country terrain and snow anywhere in the world.
Retallack was the first cat- or heli-skiing operation to be awarded four green keys from the Hotel Association of Canadaâ€™s Green Key Eco-Rating program, meaning that it has been judged as showing â€œnational industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide-ranging policies and practicesâ€. The quaint, timber-frame lodge and our 11 comfortable cabins hold a three-and-a-half star rating from the Canada Select Accommodations Rating Program, which reserves its three- and four-star ratings for â€œabove averageâ€ and â€œexceptionalâ€ accommodation respectively. They are an active member of Helicat Canada and adhere to stringent environmental and wildlife standards.Â They are also one of the greenest operations in the back country skiing and boarding industry – not to mention among the most eco-friendly accommodation anywhere in Canada.
Retallack Lodge is named after a turn-of-the-century mining town that used to stand on the site where accommodations are now situated. Hopeful prospectors flocked to the area in the late nineteenth century, lured by one of the worldâ€™s largest silver mining booms.
Activities- How Cool!
Fishing,Â Cycling,Â Skiing,Â Yoga,Â Nature Trails,Â Mountain Biking,Â Hiking,Â Golf,Â Canoeing,Â Kayaking,Â Walking,Â Snow Sports,Â Snowboarding; Alpine ski touring
What they say, Why they are Green!
|Alternative Energy Resources: Water Dietary Selections: Vegan, Vegetarian We take actions to: conserve heat, conserve water, install eco-friendly lighting, reduce oil/gas carbon emissions, compost waste food, recycle wherever possible, use bio degradable cleaning agents, use renewable natural furnishings, source food locally, offer local employment, instruct staff in green practices, include green room info packs, conserve/care for wildlife in our area|