Canadian Rocky Mountain Ski Resorts; all members of the Canada West Ski Area Association

* Non-toxic ski waxes are available commercially and offer an alternative to
waxes made with petroleum products that are non-renewable and

* Paraffin, commonly used in ski waxes, contains and/or off-gasses chemicals
such as benzene and toluene, which are recognized human carcinogens.

* PFCs and PFOA, synthetic chemicals used to make ski wax, do not break down
in the natural environment and bioaccumulate in food chains.

* The May 2007 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives notes that prenatal
exposure to PFOA in humans can affect babies' body weight and size. 3M, a
major industrial user of PFOA, is phasing out its use.

* Visit the Environmental Working Group website for more information on the
health risks of PFCs and PFOA

We, the undersigned, call on all ski areas in the Canadian Rocky Mountains to use
only natural-ingredient, non-toxic ski waxes in their shops.

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