Auden Schendler, VP of Sustainability, Aspen Skiing Company

Auden Schendler, VP of Sustainability for Aspen SkiCo and author of Getting Green Done, discusses the future of skiing in the face of climate change.

Interview Questions:

  • 0:07: What do you do as VP of sustainability?
  • 1:11: What was it like as an environmentalist to come into a corporation like a skiing company?
  • 4:01: What motivates these measures? What motivates you as an environmentalist, and what motivates Aspen?
  • 5:03: What measures do you think ski resorts can take or are taking to adapt to climate change?                                      
  • 11:09: What sorts of implications do you think that these adaptations ought to have for policy making?
  • 13:22: What kind of feedback have you gotten from legislators or policy makers?
  • 15:21: Do you think you’ve been able to affect the ski industry at all?
  • 18:07: Have you noticed any changes in your snowmaking practices? Are you planning for changes?
  • 21:04: Can you tell us about your book, Getting Green Done?
  • 26:56: Where personally does your love for the environment come from?
  • 30:54: If the snow were to stop tomorrow in Aspen, how would you respond?
  • 32:18: Would that throw planning into disarray?