Vail Resorts- 100% Powered By Wind
Vail Resorts has chosen to offset 100 percent of its energy use by purchasing nearly 152,000 megawatt-hours of wind energy annually for its five mountain resorts, its lodging properties including RockResorts and Grand Teton Lodge Company, all of its 125 retail locations (operated through Specialty Sports Venture) and its new corporate headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado.
We invite you to join us in being responsible stewards of our mountain environments. We've partnered with Boulder-based Renewable Choice Energy to offer a special SKI WITH THE WIND promotion*. Sign up through Renewable Choice for wind power in your home, apartment or dorm room for one year. Families will receive a free one-day ski lift ticket, valid all season long at any of our five mountain resorts - Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly - during the 2006-2007 winter season.
By purchasing renewable energy credits equal to the company's entire electricity use, Vail Resorts becomes the second largest purchaser of wind power of all corporations in the United States.
“Our core mission is to provide extraordinary vacation experiences in spectacular mountain settings,” said Rob Katz, chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “By embracing wind power as a clean and renewable source for 100 percent of our Company's electricity use, we want to reinforce our commitment to the natural environment in which we operate and be a leader on this critical effort within the travel industry.”
Our commitment to clean and renewable wind power will avoid over 211 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, which is equivalent to taking 18,000 cars off the road or planting over 27,000 acres of trees, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Sign up for wind power today. It's that easy. Renewable Choice Energy will mail you a welcome packet with a voucher for your complimentary lift ticket that can be used on a future trip to one of our world-class resorts. Response to our decision has been very positive. Read what people are saying and tell us what you think>>