Ski Resorts Environmental Achievements Recognized

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Palm Springs, CA, May 10, 2001--Mountain Sports Media, publishers of SKI, SKIING and FREEZE magazines, Warren Miller Entertainment and SkiNet presented the annual Golden Eagle Awards to the ski resorts that achieved environmental excellence over the past year. The awards, established in 1993 by Mountain Sports Media, were presented at the National Ski Area Association's convention in Palm Springs, CA to recognize the positive environmental efforts of ski areas. Twenty-six resorts participated in this year's Golden Eagle Awards program.

The judges were:
Doug Robotham, Colorado State Director of Trust for Public Land
Robert Whitby, chairman of The Mountain Institute
Mark Sinclair, Executive Director of Conservation Law Foundation
Whitney Tilt, Conservation Policies Director of National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Diane Conrad, Director of Environmental Programs for Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Organizing Committee
Michael Berry, Executive Director of National Ski Area Association (NSAA)
Jerry Blann, chairman of NSAA Environmental Committee
Jack Zehren, Zehren & Associates
Andy Bigford, editor-in-chief, SKI magazine
Rick Kahl, editor-in-chief, SKIING magazine

See the following articles for this year's Golden Eagle Award winners in the following categories. Overall Ski Area Operation - Water Conservation/Wastewater Management - Energy Conservation - Environmental Group Relations - Fish & Wildlife Habitation Protection - Environmental Education - Visual Impacts