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State-of-the-Art Alpine Restaurant at Zermatt

October 6th, 2008 by skigreenguy | Comments Off | Filed in Europe, How to Ski Green, Ski Industry Technology, Ski Resorts

Every year, around 550,000 people from all over the world visit the breathtaking Matterhorn glacier paradise vantage point. Until now, visitors were met with makeshift catering facilities, poor sanitary arrangements and, depending on their footwear, almost impassable routes through ice and snow up to the entrance of the glacier palace. Such conditions do not meet the requirements of today’s visitors: people who go on such an excursion at an altitude of 3,883 metres above sea level expect something very special and unique.

Zermatt certainly did build something very special this summer. The new “Glacier restaurant” and the alpinists’ accommodation will comply with the Minergie P standard (the highest energy standard). (more…)

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Copper Mountain trying to clean up its act

September 23rd, 2008 by skigreenguy | Comments Off | Filed in How to Ski Green, United States

Copper Mountain ski area in Colorado released the Colorado ski and snowboard resort’s 2008 Environmental Report on Tuesday, highlighting Copper’s existing and upcoming environmental initiatives, including (more…)

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