Eco-Friendly Skiers find great skiing in Colorado

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Skiing in Colorado is like the unknown author’s quote: “Skiing is a dance, and the mountain always leads.” Colorado offers skiers and snowboarders multiple options throughout the Rocky Mountains. Colorado receives heavy snowfall above 10,0000 feet, under tons of sunshine surrounded by historic ski towns. For the Eco-Friendly skier, there’s another plus. Skiing is about connecting with nature.  Colorado ranks high in helping sustain nature’s beauty with three ski resorts listed in the top ten best environmental friendly ski resorts in the United States.

Colorado’s three ski resorts listed in top ten Eco-Friendly ski resorts:

Ski season is in full swing, so why not choose a greener ski resort for your next trip to the slopes? Colorado has three skis resort that show their honor and respect for nature and its mountains. Some companies choose to take advantage of the unaltered beauty of the environment to reap better profits. The Ski Area Citizen’s Coalition (“SACC”) gives you a guide to choosing the best and worst ski resorts for their way of conducting responsible and sustainable care for the natural environment. SkiAreaCitizensCoalition issued a 2011 report of the best and worst ski resorts in the United States. The criteria for judging the resorts include:

  • Habitat protection
  • Protecting watersheds
  • Address global climate change
  • Adhering to environmental policies and practices

Colorado’s three ski resorts with SACC’s top honor for best ski resorts are:

            Aspen Mountain

Aspen Mountain            Aspen Highlands

 aspen highlands



Skiing Inspirations:

To help you get ready for your trip to Colorado and its mountains of powder and blue bird skies, here’s some skiing inspiration from Buttermilk, one of Colorado’s three the SACC’S top ski resorts.




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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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