Ski Areas Recognized for Environmental Achievements

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Orlando, FL, May 10, 2000 - The Skiing Company, publishers of SKI, SKIING and FREEZE Magazines, presented six ski areas with Golden Eagle Awards for environmental excellence, on Saturday, at the National Ski Areas Association convention.

Andy Bigford, Editor-in-Chief of SKI Magazine, presented Stowe Mountain Resort, VT, with the Golden Eagle Award for Overall Environmental Excellence. Hank Lunde, President of Stowe, accepted the award for the resort.

The Golden Eagle Awards were established in 1993 by Times Mirror Magazine's Skiing Company to recognize the environmental achievements of ski areas. In spite of the many examples of ski areas benefiting the environment, the positive environmental impact is not often mentioned. The judges were: Michael Berry, president of the National Ski Areas Association, Andy Bigford, Editor-in-Chief, SKI Magazine, Jerry Blann, Chairman, National Ski Area Assoc.'s Environmental Committee, Christin Cooper, former U.S. Ski Team Olympian, Rick Kahl, Editor-in-Chief, SKIING Magazine, Joyce Kelly, former Director, Wildlife Habitat Council, Francis Pandolfi, former Deputy Chief, David Rowan, Editor and Publisher of Ski Area Management, U.S. Forest Service and Jack Zehren, President of the architectural firm Zehren & Associates.

Golden Eagle Award: Stowe Mountain Resort

Six Silver Eagle Awards were also presented in the following categories:

Area Visual Impact- Vail Resorts, Colorado

Environmental Education- Mad River Glen, Vermont

Environmental Group Relations- Gore Mountain, New York/a>

Energy Conservation- Aspen Skiing Company, Colorado

Wildlife Habitat- Stratton, Vermont

Water Conservation- Aspen Skiing Company, Colorado