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World’s First Solar Powered Ski Lift

September 25th, 2008 by skigreenguy | Comments Off | Filed in Europe, How to Ski Green

What’s believed to be the world’s first solar-powered T Bar lift will help make a new ski lift connection between Westendorf and the rest of the SkiWelt this winter. As reported at SkiRebel,  the new connection involves the T Bar lift, a bridge over the main road at Brixen, and a new eight passenger gondola to make the ascent up to Westendorf.
The ski tow is powered by a photovoltaic system which even in poor weather has enough power to keep the lift running smoothly. The lift has been aptly named, “Sonnenlift.”

Any extra speed during periods of high sun spot activity?


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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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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