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Ski Coop: A New Model for Running a Ski Area?

February 10th, 2011 by skigreenguy | Comments Off | Filed in Canada, Ski Industry, Ski Resorts, United States

A ski coop model is being developed at the Mountain Rider’s Alliance. They are a values-based, environmentally-friendly, rider-owned-and-operated group that encourage minimal carbon footprint business practices as well as alternative energy creation, while making a positive impact in the local community. The Alliance is currently exploring ski-energy center projects in Alaska, British Columbia, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming. Check their website to subscribe to the Mountain Rider’s Alliance email list.

Renewable Power Project At Whistler Blackcomb Offsets Mountains’ Annual Energy Consumption

September 27th, 2008 by skigreenguy | Comments Off | Filed in Canada

Construction has begun on a renewable energy project that will offset the total annual energy consumption at Whistler Blackcomb. The Fitzsimmons Creek Hydro Project, located entirely within Whistler Blackcomb’s operating area, will produce 33.5 gigawatt hours of hydro electricity per year –  (more…)

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In case you needed another reason to go heliskiing in Revelstoke…

September 22nd, 2008 by skigreenguy | 1 Comment | Filed in Canada, Ski Resorts, Ski Vacations

Eagle Pass Heliskiing will offer ski ecotourist a way to offset the carbon emissions caused by their clients’ use of a helicopter for their ultimate skiing experience.

Eagle Pass Heliskiing is giving its clients the option to offset the carbon emissions created by their helicopter skiing adventure. (photo: EPH)

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