Ski Area Citizens Coalition Releases 2006-2007 Scores

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12/06/2006

SAM Magazine - Boulder, Colo., December 6, 2006 - While the methodology used remains controversial (ski areas are docked points if they have a master plan which could lead to additional terrain being developed, even if the resort has no plans to develop said terrain), the Ski Area Citizens Coalition (SACC) released its annual ranking of how "green" a resort is--an environmental report card, if you will. For the past seven years, the SACC has ranked resorts with grades ranging from A to an F. The top resorts this year are:

Aspen Mountain, Colo.
Buttermilk, Colo.
Alpine Meadows, Calif.
Sundance, Utah
Aspen Highlands, Colo.
Mount Bachelor, Ore.
Sierra-at-Tahoe, Calif.
Wolf Creek, Colo.
Bogus Basin, Id.
Alta, Utah

For a full list of rankings, visit skiareacitizens.com \

Comments

Greenpeace Was Flaky, Too

When I wrote the following: While the methodology used remains controversial (ski areas are docked points if they have a master plan which could lead to additional terrain being developed, even if the resort has no plans to develop said terrain)" I meant it - ie. "controversial" As we all know, there are a variety of methodologies for measuring "greenness" - or whatever you would like to call it - in the ski industry. Interestingly enough, the top resorts could use their SASC "ranking" as a marketing tool. The resorts that get an "F" will obviously object to that ranking. Regardless, I think that many viewpoints regarding the environment are valid. Certainly the resorts that get an "A" ranking have few of the issues that you do regarding the SASC? Best to look at what is important to these people - the environment - and figure out how your resort can have less of a footprint as far as environmental impact. Do that and everyone wins.

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