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November 01, 2010

Green Your Ski Season: Green Slopes

Skiresort 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 #1: Choose Green Ski Resorts

Often, ski resorts aren't very green, whether it's because they waste water and energy to make fake snow, use emissions-spewing snowmobiles, or fail to protect wildlife habitat. But some resorts do make an environmental effort. The Ski Area Citizen Coalition's yearly report card gives skiiers a way to tell. Consider visiting one of the top scorers, which are dedicated to preserving the planet. While you're at it, steer clear of the bottom 10.

Tip #2: Equip Thyself

Tip #3: Suit Up

Tip #4: Go Lightly

Tell us: Where do you plan to ski or snowboard this season?

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