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Green Mountain Awards announced

Killington wins Most Creative Environmental Program award

In honor of Green Up Day, a statewide spring tradition of environmental beautification, the Vermont Ski Areas Association recently announced the winners of the inaugural Green Mountain Awards for Environmental Excellence at Vermont Ski Resorts. Judged by Melinda Vieux, President of Green Up Vermont, Alan Hebert of Efficiency Vermont and VSAA President Parker Riehle, resorts competed to win awards in environmental stewardship. Categories range from composting and recycling efforts, to educational programs and energy efficient renovations.

Greenest Overall Resort in Vermont: Stowe Mountain Resort
Best Green Up Day Participation Program: Smugglers' Notch Resort
Best Environmental Awareness & Education Program: Burke Mountain Resort
Greenest Recycling Program: Stratton Mountain Resort
Greenest Composting Program: Burke Mountain Resort
Greenest Water Treatment Program: Stowe Mountain Resort
Greenest Alternative Energy Program: Bolton Valley
Best Efficiency Snowmaking Upgrade: Sugarbush Resort
Best Efficiency Program for Facilities: Jay Peak Resort
Most Sustainable Restaurant: Burke Mountain Resort
Most Creative Environmental Program: Killington Resort

For more information about the winning entries and efforts, visit