Feb. 21, 2005
TELLURIDE, Colo. - Saturday, Feb. 26, has been declared the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) Sustainable Slopes Outreach Day. Ski areas across the nation will be educating their communities and guests on environmental efforts supporting NSAA's Sustainable Slopes Environmental Charter, a document created to assist resorts in the development of sound environmental programs and proper stewardship of natural resources.
This year, along with other prizes, Telski is raffling a 2005/2006 ski pass to one lucky participant in the event, Passport to Environmental Awareness. Six stations of environmental interest will be set up around the mountain, with Telski employees and regional educators present to explain details of the efforts. As the skier/snowboarder visits each station, while learning about the individual initiatives, their 'passport' will be stamped. Skiers and boarders with a fully stamped passport can enter a drawing to be held at the end of the day for a 2005/2006 season ski pass, rounds of golf, t-shirts and more.
This year's stations will offer information on wind and other renewable energies, composting and biodegradable wares, native wildlife, Prospect Basin fens and energy efficient lighting. Passports with instructions for the event can be picked up at the Mountain Village Activity Center Saturday morning. Skiers/boarders must visit all six stations between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Prize drawings begin at 3 p.m. at Gorrono Ranch restaurant. Participants must be present at the drawing to win prizes.