Friday, December 01, 2006
Breck at the bottom of the pile
Last month, we reported on this blog that ski areas were putting a lot of effort into going "green." According to a report released today by Colorado Wild, an environmental group based in Durango, many of them aren't hitting the mark. The report gave its worst marks to Breckenridge, awarding it an F with a score of 35 out of 100. Aspen Mountain ranked the best, with an A and a score of 92.8 out of 100. The report praised Aspen for strenuous environmental building codes.
Breck got its failing grade for its building on previously undeveloped forest, failing to preserve environmentally sensitive areas, and maintaining terrain within the existing footprint, and other environmental issues. Other Colorado resorts that failed were Copper, Crested Butte and Winter Park. Coming in with Ds were Arapahoe Basin, Beaver Creek and Keystone. For more information on the report, go to www.skiareacitizens.com