Green Your Ski Season: Green Slopes
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?