Skico honored for its `green’ efforts |

Skico honored for its `green’ efforts

Aspen Times Staff Report

The Aspen Skiing Co. has won ski industry accolades for the second consecutive year for its environmental efforts.

The Skico has been awarded the Golden Eagle Award from the Skiing Company, the publisher of Ski and Skiing magazines. It is awarded annually to the ski area operator which implements programs most beneficial to the environment.

The Skico received a letter confirming the award Monday and plans to hold a press gathering Wednesday to discuss its various environmental initiatives, said Skico spokeswoman Rose Abello.

Word about the award caught Skico officials off guard last week, according to Abello. Local freelance writer Brent Gardner-Smith discovered on a World Wide Web site that the Skico received the Golden Eagle Award, she said.

Gardner-Smith alerted Skico officials before they even received notice about the accolades, said Abello.

The Skico’s environmental programs are coordinated by Chris Lane.

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