The National Ski Areas Association names some of the top environmentally conscious resorts.
Killington Resort, Greek Peak, and Homewood Mountain Resort, as well as Utah's Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude, were recognized for helping protect the environment by incorporating various programs and projects.
The National Ski Areas Association Golden Eagle Awards were presented to each resort based on the number of annual skier visits. The categories are as follows: Small resort, up to 200,000 visits; medium resort, 200,000 to 500,000 visits; large resort, more than 500,000 visits.
EcoGroomer claims its new grooming machines can save 20 million gallons of fuel by 2020. Intrigued? You should be.
It’s an idea whose time has come. A typical groomer blows through a lot of fuel. With rising gas prices, this is serious dough for the resorts—costs that are passed down to skiers by way of lift ticket, food and lodging price increases.