How Do ORDA’s Values Relate To Sustainability?

ORDA manages world-class recreational facilities within the Adirondacks and Catskills, and the sustainability and resiliency of both Parks are priorities in our daily operations as well as future planning. The Olympic Authority’s success is dependent on producing positive regional economic impacts, preserving the Olympic Legacy, and delivering public recreation opportunities; these efforts are in turn dependent on our ability to incorporate sustainability and environmental stewardship into
everything we do.

The mountain ecosystems in which our facilities lie are particularly vulnerable to climate change. Effects can include shorter, milder winters, a decrease in natural snowfall, extreme weather events and heavy precipitation, and variable freeze-thaw cycles. We need to adapt to climate change vulnerabilities, but also ensure we are minimizing any of our own contributionsto the changing climate.  The Olympic Authority has been empowered to embrace technology to make better decisions. Our venues’ infrastructure has been and continues to be upgraded to be more efficient and resilient. With sustainability at top of mind, ORDA can and will continue carry out its mission and provide an exceptional guest experience for decades to come.


The Olympic Authority’s Efforts in Sustainability:

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Offsetting Energy Use:

Natural Resource Conservation:

Recognition and Awards

Some efforts are more visible than others. For venue-specific sustainability information, we invite you to visit each Venues sustainability page via the tabs on this page.

The Olympic Authority

Whiteface Mountain

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Gore Mountain

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Belleayre Mountain

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Olympic Jumping Complex

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The Olympic Center

Lake Placid Olympic Center Sustainability page is coming soon.

Click to navigate to the Sustainability Page on the Lake Placid Olympic Center Website:
Olympic Center Sustainability

Mt Van Hoevenberg

Mt Van Hoevenberg Sustainability Page is Coming Soon