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A Greener Groomer

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.

Sierra Designs Flex Down Jacket

Sierra Designs Flex Down Jacket
Sierra Designs Flex Jacket
Puffy perfection

Wearing Sierra Designs' new Flex Down Jacket is like walking around in your comfiest, warmest sleeping bag, except you won't look half as silly. In fact, the goose down puffy incorporates Sierra's patented sleeping bag "Flex Technology," meaning the jacket moves with you while adapting to your shape to increase heat retention by reducing air space between you and your jacket. Fleece lined pockets up the cozy factor. 

Merrell NADA Nanuk Jacket

Merrell NADA Nanuk Jacket
Merrell Nada Nanuk
"Green" and white

The “NADA” in Merrell’s NADA Nanuk jacket stands for “Not Any Dye Applied.” From the fabric down the zippers, there’s not a drop of dye in this garment, resulting in major reductions in water, energy and chemical use during production. Aside from the environmental impact, the absence of dyes gives the jacket a sleek, monochromatic look.

[ Fri, 2009-09-11 09:30 ]
Wind Turbine at Bolton Valley
Vermont resort is installing a wind turbine

Vermont's Bolton Valley is going with wind. The resort announced yesterday that a new wind turbine will be installed atop its hills and should be producing energy by late fall.

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