Thursday, January 03, 2008


green(er) slopes for the ski season

ski area citizens' coalition grades resorts according to a variety of factors, including use of clean energy, use of biodiesel instead of diesel, impacts on roadless areas, and logging practices.

the site grades slopes all over the u.s. below is the scorecard for california. note that kirkwood is the only resort on the list to get an F. try a couple of these links if you're at all interested--the report card has a ton of explanatory text plus a breakdown of the different categories and criteria.

(A) Alpine Meadows Ski Area - 73.8%

(A) Squaw Valley USA - 70.7%

(B) Mountain High Resort - 69.8%

(B) Boreal Mountain Resort - 69.3%

(B) Mt. Shasta Board & Ski Park - 66.7%

(B) Bear Mountain Resort - 66.2%

(B) Mammoth Mountain Ski Area - 66.2%

(B) Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort - 65.8%

(B) Homewood Mountain Resort - 65.3%

(C) Snow Valley Mountain Resort - 64.9%

(C) Snow Summit Mountain Resort - 64.6%

(C) Sierra Summit Mountain Resort - 63.1%

(C) Sugar Bowl Ski Resort - 60.5%

(C) Dodge Ridge - 50.7%

(C) Heavenly Mountain Resort - 50.2%

(D) Northstar-at-Tahoe - 49.0%

(D) Bear Valley Mountain Resort - 47.1%

(F) Kirkwood Mountain Resort - 37.8%

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