We've always been big fans of Massachusetts' Jiminy Peak, but when we heard they'd installed an on-site, electricity-generating wind turbine, we were doubly impressed. Jiminy's Zephyr turbine provides almost a third of the resort's year-round needs, as well as feeding any excess back into the local grid, enabling nearby towns to utilize green power without having to pay for it.
Vitals Jiminy Peak Resort, Hancock, Mass. 01237; (413) 738-5500. Web site: www.jiminypeak.com. Lodging reservations: (800) 882-8859. Ski report: (888) 454-6469. Getting there: Three hours from Boston via the Massachusetts Turnpike, 2 1/2 hours from New York Metro Area via the Taconic Parkway and Route 22. Base Altitude: 1,250 feet. Vertical: 1,140 feet. Skiable acres: 120.