Treasure Mountain Inn Environmental Commitments

Eco Efforts

Recycle Reduce Reuse

We enthusiastically recycle, support wind energy, encourage water conservation, serve organic foods, encourage public transportation, and give back to organizations that protect and preserve the natural environment. Proud mountains, clean air, pine forests, and sparkling snow…without these our hotel wouldn't be noteworthy. Instead, Treasure Mountain occupies a magical place with a unique view on what it means to be clean. We strive to provide the amenities you expect while minimizing our hotel’s impact upon the Earth.


Treasure Mountain Inn has an extensive recycling program which includes paper, glass, plastic aluminum, tin, newspaper and cardboard, as well as responsible e-waste disposal.

  • Recycling centers can be found at each entry point, in the lobby and in every room. We also sort our garbage for additional recyclables.

  • Our amenities are packaged in recyclable tubes and made from recycled materials.

  • Our used soaps are recycled and given to the Clean the World Program which reconstitutes them for use in 3rd world countries. All TMI paper products are made from recycled paper.

  • Our carpet purchases prioritize recycled and recyclable carpet.

  • Treasure Mountain Inn has been awarded twice as the Utah Business recycler of the year.


  • Our 18-panel photovoltaic system powers our courtyard lighting and hot tub’s mechanical components.

  • The hotel has been retrofit with fluorescent/LED lighting (over 2000 bulbs & fixtures), EnergyStar appliances, motion sensor lighting, high-efficiency heat and cooling systems (up to 21 SEER).

  • We further reduced our water consumption by installing water-conserving shower heads, faucets and toilets.

  • Treasure Mountain Inn encourages guests to re-use their towels and bed linens. In the public areas, we installed waterless urinals which are conservatively estimated to save 40,000 gallons per year.

  • The Inn has been minimizing paper consumption (since 2003) by streamlining paperwork, emphasizing electronic documents, on-line banking, and focusing upon digital marketing efforts.

  • When paper is required, TMI uses recycled paper, reduces paper sizes, and prints on both sides.


  • The Inn purchases 120% of its electric (781,200KWH) as Wind Power making it a Visionary level partner in the Rocky Mountain Power Blue Sky Program.

  • Treasure Mountain Inn was the first Utah hotel to go carbon neutral by offsetting its remaining carbon footprint--mostly gasoline and natural gas-- with Carbon Offsets from Clean Air-Cool Planet (facilitated by Native Energy).

  • Treasure Mountain Inn is an EPA certified Green Power Partner.


  • Due to our central location, we strongly encourage guests to leave their cars at home and to take advantage of Park City's free public transportation.

  • Groups requiring Food & Beverage are treated to homemade foods made with mostly organic and natural ingredients.

  • In addition to earth friendly shampoos and soaps, we use bio-friendly cleaning products whenever practicable.

  • Our landscaping utilizes indigenous plants irrigated by an efficient drip irrigation system.

  • We emphasize locals-only employment and half our management staff walks to work and the only business vehicle is a hybrid.

Giving back

1% for Open Space

Next time you’re in Park City, we want it to look a lot like the last time you were here. Park City is surrounded entirely by private land. That land is valuable--and without protection-- will soon be home to new condos, homes, shopping centers or other developments. Fortunately, we have two local champions preserving our open spaces—the Summit Land Conservancy and Utah Open Lands. We have implemented a new program with Summit Lands to help fund their land acquisitions. By staying with us, you can be part of the solution. We charge a 1% open space fee to every reservation which goes directly to Summit Lands to protect land. This is in addition to the 1% For the Planet ‘earth tax’ which we already contribute to the array of environmental non-profits shown at right. Thanks for your help in preserving the wild places which make Park City a special place to visit and live.

Stay with Us, Be Part of the Solution

We charge you 1% on each stay and that goes towards protecting open space.

We charge ourselves a '1% Earth Tax' which is verified by the organization 1% For the Planet.

Saving and protecting precious open space

Environmental Links

Park City Green
Reduce your footprint and save money with helping you along the way.

1% for the Planet
Connecting businesses, consumers, and nonprofits, empowering all of us to drive big, positive change. We charge ourselves a '1% Earth Tax' verified by 1% for the Planet.

Summit Land Conservation
The Summit Land Conservancy works in partnership with local landowners to permanently protect the remaining agricultural lands, view sheds, animal habitats, waterways, and rangelands in Summit County, Utah.

Utah Open Lands
Whether you live in Utah or have been fortunate enough to visit, you know Utah Open Lands. You play, are rejuvenated, and inspired by the magnificent places we have protected.