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November 02, 2010

Green Your Ski Season: Equip Thyself

Green ski equipment It's just about ski season, so many are starting to think about hitting the slopes. And though the slippery sport is always fun, it's not always eco-friendly. This week's tips will help you enjoy skiing and snowboarding on a greener level.

 Tip #2: Choose Sustainably Made Equipment

If you don't ski or snowboard enough to justify buying flashy new equipment, try to rent when you get to the mountain. But if you must replace equipment this season, donate or recycle the old stuff and consider buying products that leave a lighter footprint on the slopes. Check out companies that are building skis and snowboards using sustainable materials such as bamboo and paulownia. Some manufacturers will even recycle your old gear for you, or plant a tree for every pair of skis made.

Tell us: How do you keep your ski and snowboard equipment green?

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