An environmental coalition says ski resorts in the California-Nevada region have the best average environmental scores of any Western ski region.
Colorado-New Mexico and Oregon- Washington are a close second and third, Utah is fourth and the Idaho-Montana-Wyoming region ranks last in environmental friendliness.
It´s the first time the Ski Areas Citizens´ Coalition is comparing ski regions – though the group has issued an annual report card on the environmental practices of 70 individual ski resorts since 1997.
The National Ski Areas Association has its own “sustainable slopes” program and rejects the coalition´s ranking as vague and biased. You can read the rankings at www.skiareacitizens.com