Okemo Celebrates Sustainable Slopes Day

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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: To commemorate Okemo Mountain Resort’s continued support of the National Ski Areas Association’s sutainable slopes charter, the facility will hold a Sustainable Slopes Day celebration Saturday, March 29, featuring music, food, giveaways and the IZ Style Winter Tour and Reverb Eco-Village, according to a press release issued Monday, March 17, by the resort.

The Sustainable Slopes Charter includes environmental principles for ski area planning, operations and outreach. Resorts that voluntarily support the charter promote environmental stewardship and develop practices that allow future generations of guests to enjoy recreational opportunities and the beauty of the natural environment.

Sustainable Slopes Day will be hosted by ECO, the newly formed Environmental Committee at Okemo. ECO has been working with resort management to develop a plan to minimize environmental impact, reduce energy consumption, expand the resort’s recycling program, manufacture bio-diesel from discarded kitchen oil for use by resort vehicles, and to help educate guests and resort staff about the natural environment and ways to reduce negative impact.

The Reverb Eco-Village, located at the Jackson Gore base area, will serve as the hub for Sustainable Slopes Day events and information. The Eco-Village will be comprised of booths promoting solar energy, bio-fuels, natural and organic foods, and other enviro-friendly companies. Complimentary food samples, raffles, music, and natural history tours will be ongoing throughout the day. The IZ Style Winter Tour brings the Bud Light Concert Series, featuring Audio Journal, to entertain during an après ski party. A complimentary guided snowshoe hike will depart from the base area at 3:30 p.m. and OkeMovie Night in the Jackson Gore Inn Cornerstone Room will feature an environmentally themed film later that evening.

Skiers and riders who carpool to Okemo on Sustainable Slopes Day will receive $5-off coupons toward the purchase of a full-price lift ticket valid that day.

For more information call (802) 228-1600, visit okemo.com, or send e-mail to environment@okemo.com.