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February 02, 2012

Green Your Ski Adventure: Offset the Trip

Snow trafficRecent snowfall in some parts of the country has skiers rejoicing. This week's tips will help you carve the slopes in eco-conscious style. 

Tip # 4: Offset Emissions 
Sometimes, mountains are a long drive or even a flight away from home. SkiGreen, a program of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, estimates that American ski travel releases a minimum of 4.1 million metric tons of C02 into the atmosphere each year. Its partner resorts offer ride-sharing, group shuttles, and a two-dollar carbon offset that goes toward generating 100 kWh of clean wind energy. You can buy one online or in person at participating resorts

Tell us: How long is the trip to your nearest ski area and how do you get there?  

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