Lift Goes Green
Tue 08 May 07
Perisher Blue Village 8 Express Chair Goes Green
Perisher Blue has recently concluded negotiations with Origin Energy for the Village 8 Express chairlift to be powered by 100% renewable ‘green’ energy for the upcoming 2007 winter season.
The Village 8 Express is the first of Perisher Blue’s 50 lifts to be powered by 100% renewable energy.
The switch to renewable energy is part of Perisher Blue’s commitment to improving its environmental management performance and to the ‘Keep Winter Cool’ initiative, launched by the Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council (ARCC), the Australian Alps Liaison Committee (AALC) and the Australian Ski Areas Association (ASAA) to improve public understanding of global warming and identify opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
According to Richard Tuck, General Manager of Systems, Compliance and Resort Services, “Perisher Blue is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. Converting electricity use to renewable energy is an investment for the future.”
For further information on Perisher Blue’s environmental initiatives, go to perisherblueenvironment Information on ‘Keep Winter Cool’ can be found at keepwintercool
Tue 08 May 07, Garmisch, Germany
Glacier gets a bigger protective coat this year but summer boarding here is a thing of the past.
Wed 09 May 07, Perisher, Australia
Perisher Blue gets new rails
Thu 10 May 07, Alyeska, USA
$8 million being spent on upgarding the snowmaking, new magic carpet lifts, trail improvements and the complete renovation of the main hotel.
Thu 10 May 07
Europe's biggest freestyle snowboarding amateur contest series, the Burton AM Tour just finished its second season. The Slopestyle contest series stopped in 15 resorts in 15 different European countries
Fri 11 May 07, Courchevel, France
Sad news for anyone who put in some turns in Courchevel with RTM snowboard School. Tom who was the T in RTM, has died of a heart attack.