RESORTS ADD ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS

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01/24/2013

SAM Magazine—Windham, N.Y. Jan. 24, 2013—Electric vehicle drivers can now charge up at three ski resorts across the U.S. Windham Mountain, N.Y., and Mount Abram, Me., have joined first-mover Stevens Pass, Wash., by adding charging stations.

Windham unveiled its new ChargePoint charging station last weekend. It is the only one in Greene County, N.Y. As such it fills a large geographic gap in charging services, which are confined to more urban areas an hour from the resort. Windham offers the service free of, er, charge.

Windham Mountain participated in a New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) program to become a ChargePoint location.

Stevens Pass, like Windham, is also a ChargePoint site. Stevens received a federal grant to buy its two stations, but paid for installation itself. Each station can provide a trickle charge (120Volt) and a quick charge (240Volt) to two separate electric vehicles simultaneously, allowing a total of four electric vehicles to charge at the same time. The chargers are available 24/7, at an average fee of $5.

Mount Abram has installed a pair of 220-volt charging centers located close to the main lodge, and they are available to guests who drive electric or hybrid vehicles. Drivers can even reserve charging times. Along those same lines, Stevens says it will set up a reservation system if that becomes necessary in the future.

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Whitetail Ski Resort - Pennsylvania

I asked Whitetaile Ski Report in Pennsylvania about this and they sort of blew me off. Here is my email to them and the response: _____________________________________ From: Ski Whitetail [mailto:skiwhitetail@skiwhitetail.com] Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 9:58 AM Subject: Electric Vehicle Plug-In Question Good Morning, Thanks for your email. Unfortunately, we do not have the plug in electrical outlets available for electric vehicles. I have shared your email with management so that they may evaluate your suggestion for future planning. We hope you will join us at Whitetail as we continue to do our best to provide the best winter fun we possibly can! Have a wonderful day & think snow! Jen Whitetail Administration Office 717-328-9400 WHITETAIL RESORT Winter Passes on Sale now! Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowtubing, Golf, Fly Fishing , Adventure Camps, Banquets, Weddings, Conferences _______________________________________ Sent: Monday, December 31, 2012 9:02 PM To: Ski Whitetail Subject: Electric Vehicle Plug-In Question I am just wondering if by any chance you might have a 220/240 volt outlet available (like an electric outlet for motor homes) that would be available to re-charge my plug-in electric vehicle when I visit to ski? Specifically, either a NEMA 14-50 220/240 volt outlet, or a dedicated SAE J1772 charging station. I have an electric vehicle that has a range of about 180 miles normal charge maximum (I can get 225 miles out of it but that is driving conservatively). I reside 89.8 miles from Whitetail. Thus, Whitetail is just about at the max of what I can drive back and forth. Just thought I would ask as more and more resorts, hotels and restaurants have charging available. I am happy to answer any questions about what I would need. As I note above, if you have any plug-ins for motor homes, those would likely do what is needed and I am, of course, happy to pay you for the privilege of charging while I ski.

Hey - It's about time!

Hey - It's about time! All responsible ski managers should expand their GREEN EFFORTS. It's a PR Win-Win

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