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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

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            Buttermilk

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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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