Resorts & Recreation

Tired of secondhand smoke limiting your recreation and vacation plans? You've come to the right place. First, you can click here for a list of cities and states with 100% smokefree workplace laws, including locations where all bars and restaurants are completely smokefree. For cities and states without strong smokefree laws, individual businesses and resorts have decided, on their own, to create 100% smokefree environments.

Why? The word is spreading that smokefree air is not only good for health, it is also good for business, so recreation hot spots are voluntarily going smokefree. This page highlights some of these recreation and entertainment venues. Whether you prefer hanging out with Mickey Mouse or hitting the slopes, consider a smokefree destination for your next vacation. We also encourage you to contact these places and thank them for going 100% smokefree. Happy travels!

Hotels:

Disney Hotels
Visitors to "the happiest place on Earth" are breathing easier. Disney's California hotels, the Disneyland Hotel, Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel, are 100% smokefree as of March 1st. Disney's Grand Californian opened in 2001 as a smokefree hotel. So now all three hotels are smokefree. The decision to make the hotels smokefree was based on customer demand.


Westin Hotels
Westin became the first big chain of hotels to adopt a 100% smokefree policy, providing smokefree air throughout its 77 U.S., Canadian and Caribbean lodgings, including: guest rooms, lobbies, meeting rooms, restaurants, bars. Westin reported that only 8% of customers were asking for smoking rooms, so they went smokefree to provide guests with a more comfortable and healthier hotel stay.

River Suites at Riverwalk
The River Suites hotel in Edwards, Colorado, is 100% smokefree. The hotel, located 5 minutes from Beaver Creek, is also pet-friendly. For reservations, call (970)926-0606 or visit www.innandsuitesatriverwalk.com.

 

"I think it will be the start of a trend," says Joe McInerney, president of trade group American Hotel & Lodging Association.
He says other chains are considering the move to smoke-free hotels.

 

For more information on smokefree hotels, please visit our Hotels page.


Ski Resorts:

Black Mountain of Maine
207.364.8977
www.skiblackmtnofme.org
Rumford, Maine

Black Mountain of Maine took a significant step forward when the community ski area located in Rumford, ME went completely tobacco free. The policy asked all skiers and employees of the non-profit, community ski area to refrain from the use of any tobacco product upon entering the Black Mountain premises. That includes the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes and chewing tobacco in the parking lot, lodge, lifts and trails.

“I believe the scope and complexity of this health crisis poses the single greatest issue facing our State over the next generation. Solving it will take focused and bold steps from all corners of the State. I am very proud of ...the Black Mountain board for the leadership role they are playing on this issue within the ski industry.” said Andy Shepard, President and owner of Black Mountain.

 


Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort
604.938.7111
www.whistlerblackcomb.com
British Columbia, Canada

Whistler Blackcomb resort in British Columbia, Canada, announced that as of May 31, 2015 the entire resort will be smokefree, including tobacco, marijuana, e-cigarettes and vaporizers, anywhere on the Whistler Blackcomb property.

Prior to this policy, Whistler Blackcomb had added smokefree signage at the bottom and the top of all lifts. The move was in response to a number of complaints from guests frustrated by smokers in lift lines.

"We’ve always had signs but there was an increase in negative guest comments complaining about smoking in line and so that is the reason why we’ve increased the signage," said Tabetha Boot, senior public relations officer with Whistler-Blackcomb.

 

Other 100% Smokefree Spots:

Taos Mountain Casino
www.taosmountaincasino.com
888.946.8267
Taos, New Mexico

Taos Mountain Casino features a 100% non-smoking atmosphere! Open 8:00 am to 2:00 am Thursday through Sunday, and 8:00 am to 1:00 am Sunday through Wednesday. For more information on smokefree casinos, see our casino page.

Do you know of a 100% smokefree venue to add to this list? Please contact us!


Cruises:

The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation has compiled a table of Cruise Line Smoking Policies, as of October 10, 2008.

The UK's Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines announced that it would introduce a totally smoke free indoors environment on all five vessels in the fleet beginning early in 2009.

As of May 20th, the Mount Washington will be the only 100% smokefree cruise ship in the country. The M/S Mount Washington, Flagship of the Winnipesaukee Fleet, offers daily scenic cruises and dinner dance cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee. Located in New Hampshire's beautiful Lakes Region at the foothills of the White Mountains, the lake's wooded shoreline and crystal clear water makes it a popular summer resort for vacationers from all over the world. Click here to make a reservation.

Carnival Corporation's "Paradise," rescinded its smokefree status as of September 20, 2004.

Write Micky Arison, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Corporation, letting him know that he should continue to protect the health of employees and patrons aboard the "Princess" cruise.

Carnival Place
MSCD925N
3655 N.W. 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178-2428
Phone: 305-406-5539
http://www.carnivalcorp.com/

If you are taking a cruise on another line, when you book, ask for a nonsmoking cabin and express your desire for the line to adopt a 100% smokefree policy.

Cigarette Suspected in Cruise Ship Fire
Associated Press, March 23, 2006

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - A fire apparently started by a cigarette spread smoke through a cruise ship in the Caribbean early Thursday, killing an American, injuring 11 other people and damaging about 150 cabins, officials said.

The Star Princess was en route from Grand Cayman to Jamaica when the blaze started at about 3 a.m., according to a statement from Princess Cruises, which is owned by Miami-based Carnival Corp.

 

Click here for a list of cities and states with 100% smokefree workplace laws.