2006 Ski Area Environmental Scorecard


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(Reno, NV)
Thursday, November 30, 2006

The Ski Area Citizens Coalition has ranked Alpine Meadows the third best ski resort in the nation for it’s environmental policies.  Alpine runs 80% of their vehicles on Bio diesel and in a new trend, has purchased green energy credits to offset 100% of their electrical energy use.  At the other end of the spectrum, Kirkwood is ranked third from last in the nation.  Report editor Ben Doon says they gave Kirkwood an F.

 

They want to do extensive real estate development into undisturbed lands … they’re proposing more terrain into undisturbed lands … and in the process, they are filling in wet lands, cutting old growth and impacting species habitats.

 

Sugar Bowl and Heavenly both received a C grade, but Doon adds that they too may have failed if it were not for the purchase of sustainable energy credits.  The resorts are judged on a list of thirty one criteria, addressing a wide range of environmental impacts.

Brian Bahouth KXJZ News.