News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

There’s a trend across this nation of ours for ski resorts to do their part in helping to offset energy consumption. The Snow Industry Letter, a Vermont-based ski industry trade publication, is reporting that Stratton Mountain Resort plans to offset 100 percent of its electricity consumption. The resort is purchasing 16,600,000 kilowatt hours of renewable energy credits from Renewable Choice Energy. That, says the report, will avoid over 22 million pounds of carbon dioxide pollution each year. That has the same effect of taking 2,000 cars off the road or planting 3,000 acres of trees.

The resort wants you to join them. You can receive free lift tickets by signing up with Renewable Choice Energy for a year.

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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