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Take a Snow Day: Head to the Greenest Ski Resort In All the Land

January 28, 2010 at 9:44 AM | by | ()

The Grand Targhee Resort, outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, just received another eco-honor. Skiing magazine has just named Targhee The Greenest Ski Resort as part of their Skiing's Green All Stars report. The honor was bestowed on Targhee for their efforts to reduce its emissions. The resort is retrofitting buildings, upgrading transportation and recycling programs, and constructing a greenhouse to grow fresh vegetables to help reduce the 2,958 metric tons of CO2 they use each year.

Targhee was also awarded Clif Bar’s 2009 Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence by the National Ski Areas Association. “We got that award for our work on our greenhouse gas inventory,” Christina Thomure, Targhee’s director of sustainable operations said. “You have to report every source of emissions you have. Even when our employees go off site and travel, we report the mileage and estimate the amount of gasoline that’s used.”

This back-to-basics resort might not be for everyone, especially if you're looking for luxury accommodations and four star restaurants, but they do have some great deals. Their Stay & Ski for package starts at $69 per person, per night. The package includes slopeside lodging, one lift ticket per person, per day, and one free Adult Lesson for up to 2 people per room.

Related Stories:
· Targhee is ‘greenest’ ski resort [Jackson Hole Daily Magazine]
· Powder Pusher and Tree Hugger: The Grand Targhee Resort [HotelChatter]
· Green Travel Coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: Grand Targhee Resort]

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