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Aspen/Snowmass is celebrating seven years as a third party ISO 14001 certifed resort. We are the first of only two ski resorts in the country to achieve this recognition.
How close did the helicopter get to the action while shooting the Snowmass segment for "The Art of Flight"? Real close. -Dave.
ASC has many environmental programs, but has never adequately tackled one of the thorniest, most difficult challenges in sustainable business — green purchasing. Since 2004, the Environmental Affairs and Purchasing departments have been working to buy products with reduced environmental impact.
Since 2004 we've accomplished the following:
Below, details on more initiatives.
Eliminating Water Bottles at The Little Nell
The Little Nell is now providing guests with pitchers of cool, refreshing Aspen tap water instead of Evian. The pitchers are from Anderson Ranch Arts Center, located in Snowmass, and were designed/sculpted by Doug Casebeer. This switch saves $37,000 and eliminates more than 52,000 bottles annually, while supporting local artisans. (As a bow to reality, however, bottled water will still be available for purchase.) Kudos to Sr. VP of Hospitality Paul Cherrett, General Manager John Speers and Rooms Division Manager Lisa Price.
Fine Dining That's Good for the Earth
Ryan Hardy, Montagna's chef, brings sustainability to the plate every night. He eliminated all commercial beef, using grass-fed Milagro Ranch beef from Carbondale instead. Niman Ranch, a leading purveyor of sustainable meats, now supplies The Little Nell with 6,200 pounds of bacon annually in addition to a variety of other pork products. Ryan also cures his own ham, salumi, and pancetta – using all organic pork and as few nitrates as possible. Fifty percent of Montagna's summer produce comes from local farms, and they buy 15% of their winter produce locally. The Little Nell spends over $1 million on local food each year. These purchasing decisions are major contributions to the local economy. And the word is getting out: Ryan was recently featured on CNN.
Each year the Sundeck uses 120 cases of paper: unrolled it would stretch almost 95 miles – that’s equivalent to riding the gondola and skiing down Aspen Mountain 24 times while unrolling paper the whole time. In 2007, Tracy Duhe installed two Mitsubishi Jet Towels, air powered dryers that work in six seconds, and is planning on installing two additional units in 2008. Guests, and trees, love them. (This product represents a compromise between waste and energy use. The units draw .65 kW, equivalent to a small space heater. However, there are impacts to hauling trash up and down the hill, too. Did we do the analysis as to which had the least impact? No. We have bigger fish to fry.)
Laying Pipe for the Future
The Buttermilk Snowmaking team of Don “Ogre” Paullin, Jim Hamlin, Curt Clemetson, Alex Hohenzollern, Kevin Parcott, Gabe Ross, and Harry Lynk installed 1,500 feet of iron ductile pipe in 2007, and a total of 6,000 feet since 2006. The installation is part of a multi-year plan to replace 25-year-old steel snowmaking pipe with iron ductile pipe, a green product made from recycled steel in Austria. The pipe lasts for more than 50 years and is coated with a smooth cement liner that nearly eliminates hydraulic friction while creating efficiencies for the pumps, as well as minimizing water leaks over time. Once pipe is installed it can be backfilled right away, minimizing the amount of open ground, run-off and erosion. Buttermilk was the first ski area to adopt this product in the U.S. Since then many ski areas in North America have followed suit…including our own Aspen Mountain.
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Bud Light is The Official Malt Beverage of Aspen/Snowmass! Don't miss any of these progressive, cutting-edge events while visiting Aspen/Snowmass, and while in attendance grab a cold Bud or Bud Light and enjoy!
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The Official Coffee of Aspen/Snowmass - Aspen/Snowmass guests can enjoy daily complimentary samples of Green Mountain's Fair Trade Certified™ Organic French Roast coffee at the base of all four mountains.
The Official Outfitter of the Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass - keeping you protected and safe is our #1 priority - Helly Hansen will keep you warm, dry and comfortable on the mountain. Drop by the Helly Hansen Aspen store (430 East Cooper Avenue - 970-920-3524) to check out the new line.
Interested in flying privately to Aspen? Sentient Jet is now the official Private Jet Provider of Aspen/Snowmass. For more information or to book a flight please call Stay Aspen/Snowmass at 800-760-4940 or visit www.sentient.com.
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