Green Skiing

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environmentally friendly printFrom wind-powered chair lifts to green building policies, more and more resorts are beginning to implement eco-friendly initiatives.

Aspen, Colorado Some of its most significant environmental initiatives include using biodiesel fuel in its snow-grooming machines, and making snow that is seeded with a speck of dust to lessen the amount of water and energy consumed during the process.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming consider going to support the resort’s 100 percent wind-powered initiative. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has purchased enough renewable energy to reduce its carbon emissions to the equivalent of taking 3,822 cars off the road, or planting 5,282 acres of fully-grown trees.

Park City, Utah green initiatives are underway including transportation, land use, recycling and energy use. Park City recently won two major awards for its efforts in pursuing alternative forms of energy. Currently, 20 percent of the energy used by the resort is wind-powered.