Top 10 Green Ski Resorts in the Western U.S.

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Top 10 Green Ski Resorts in the Western U.S.

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Top 10 Green Ski Resorts in the Western U.S.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 1:30pm


According to singer Andy Williams, December is “the most wonderful time of the year.” I would have to agree with him because of the joy that Christmas and the New Year bring, but it’s also the perfect time to go skiing or snowboarding at your favorite ski resort!

When you’re riding those ski lifts, zooming down the slopes and feeling the cool brisk air numb your face, do you ever stop to think about whether or not the ski resort is eco-friendly? I don’t mean literally stop (because that could be dangerous), but have you ever wondered if the resort cares about habitat protection, surrounding watersheds, global warming, alternative energy and other environmental practices?

Well the people of the Ski Area Citizens Coalition really do care about the above green topics, and they care so much that they compiled tons of research and statistics to make a 2009/2010 environmental report card for 83 ski resorts across the west. Here’s what the ski resorts were evaluated on:

Luckily for all 83 ski resorts, none of them failed, although 15 did receive a grade of D.

So, who were the top 10 greenest ski resorts?


You can also check out the Worst 10 Ski Resorts to see who wasn’t green enough.

I think it’s very cool that the Ski Area Citizens Coalition rated the top green resorts. It proves that even though it may be snowing outside, things can still be very green! is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behaviors on our website, through our Greenopolis Tracking Stations and with curbside recycling programs.