Jon Bishop

1517597_10201300187851113_1462067196_nJon Bishop is the Risk/Safety Manager and Environmental Coordinator of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) where he manages employee and guest safety programs as well as the coordination of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s ISO 14001:2004 registered Environmental Management System. Jon has implemented comprehensive environmental programs and established JHMR as an environmental leader in the ski industry by developing a system for integrating environmental issues into all aspects of business. Jon found his passion for winter recreation where he grew up in Vermont and balances his work with his enthusiasm for snowboarding, mountain biking and “jeeping” around the beautiful Jackson Hole region and beyond. Jon also volunteers as the Teton Village Fire Dept. Assistant Chief and Firefighter/EMT with Jackson Hole Fire/EMS. He has been employed by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for 18 years.


About the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (Jackson Hole, WY): Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a founding member of the Climate Challenge, an innovative sustainability program that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the ski industry due to the industry’s exposure to climate change. Jackson Hole is one of eight resorts nationally that has taken the challenge for the 2011/12 season.

To implement our environmental policy, JHMR commits to:

  • Follow applicable environmental laws and regulations.
  • Follow the principles of National Ski Area Association’s (NSAA) Sustainable Slopes Charter.
  • Establish targets for pollution prevention.
  • Continually review and improve our environmental program.
  • Communicate our environmental work and policy to employees and the public.
  • Meet our 10×15 quantitative goals

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has achieved ISO 14001 registration of its environmental programs, the second of only two ski resorts in the US to achieve this recognition. ISO 14001 registration is the most widely known and respected environmental stamp of approval, which demonstrates responsible management of our environmental impacts. Our ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) requires that all our environmental projects include:

  • Planning: Includes documentation on the scope of the EMS, environmental policy, environmental aspects, legal/other requirements, and objectives/targets.
  • Implementing: Includes documentation on resources/roles/responsibility, competence/training, communication, documentation, documentation control, operational control, and emergency preparedness.
  • Reviewing: Includes monitoring/measurement, compliance evaluation, nonconformity/corrective action/preventive action, record control, internal audit, and management review.



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