As climate change threatens the viability of ski fields across Australia, Greenfleet and Thredbo have joined forces for a project that allows visitors to the ski park to offset their emissions by planting trees in the Kosciuszko National Park.

The My Thredbo Park Project is designed to offset carbon emissions used to get to Thredbo through an opt-in $4 payment added when purchasing products online at the Thredbo eStore.

“My Thredbo Park Project will ensure that visitors to Thredbo preserve the beautiful backyard of Kosciuszko National Park, while also taking practical and personal action to combat climate change,” Greenfleet chief executive Wayne Wescott said.

Thredbo general manager Jordan Rodgers said the initiative was one way to safeguard Thredbo’s “sustainable, ecological future”.

Plantings will include locally sourced native seedlings such as eucalypts, wattles and native grasses.