Group grades Tahoe Sierra ski areas on green scale
Sierra ski resorts are continuing a trend toward going green.
Wed, Dec 01 2010 at 3:33 PM
GREEN SKIING: Lake Tahoe, as seen from the slopes of the Heavenly Mountain ski resort. Resorts in the area are becoming increasingly green. (Photo: Nick Gosling/TravelTalkMEDIA)
An environmental report card from conservationists says Sierra ski resorts are continuing a trend toward going green.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that Squaw Valley USA placed first and Alpine Meadows ranked third in the Ski Area Citizens Coalition rating of 82 western ski resorts resorts.
Sugar Bowl and Boreal also rated "A," while "B" grades went to Kirkwood Mountain, Homewood Mountain, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe.
Northstar-at-Tahoe and Heavenly Mountain received "C" grades.
The annual evaluation found improved environmental performance for a fourth year in a row.
California Ski Industry Association chief Bob Roberts says that reflects a growing priority by Sierra resorts to increase energy efficiency, recycle and take other steps to protect the environment and address climate change.
On the Web: Reno Gazette-Journal
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