Look at the Numbers!
If a resort has 1 million skier visits per year, that calculates out to potentially 750,000 ounces, or 46,875 pounds of toxic ski wax that goes into some of our most “pristine” eco-systems. These small particles of toxic ski or snowboard wax go directly into the snow-pack. (That's the potential pollution from just one busy ski area).
That may not sound like a lot of wax, but if you look at the numbers as a whole it is staggering!
What is the "potential" number Nationally?
The United States has almost 60 million skier visits in a typical year. That is potentially 45 million ounces or 2,812,500 (2.813 million) pounds of toxic ski wax depositing their chemicals into our ground water. Additionally Canada has almost 20 million visits per year that are not included in this number!
Is that acceptable or OK with you?
Most modern ski and snowboard waxes today are made up of Crude Oil and Petroleum by-products, Fluorocarbons, PTFE’s, Perfluorocarbons, and a number of other toxic chemicals. In short, they are toxic chemical recipes that go straight from your skis or snowboards into the snow pack, and then into our ground water.
Simple Flow Chart
1. Crude Oil, Petroleum, and Toxic Chemicals.
2. Ski & Snow-Board Wax
3. Snow-Pack Melts
4. Lakes, Streams, Rivers
5. Ground Water ►►
6. Human Blood.
In the span of 10 years, using our projections, over 28 million pounds of toxic chemicals will potentially be deposited into our pristine mountain eco-systems. Will it end up in your blood, your kids, your grandkids? (Greentrax.org 2004)
Enviro Mountain Sports has a Solution!
We have invented an all-natural solution to this problem and are excited about its application and performance characteristics. Our waxes are made in the USA with ingredients grown by American Farmers.
We are a company that is made up of Skiers, Snowboarders, and Outdoor Enthusiasts.