Can Vail become a ‘sustainable’ resort?

13th August, 2016 by

By scott miller

VAIL — Mountain resorts depend on the natural environment. And there are strong environmental efforts under way in most of those resorts. Vail is trying to leapfrog the rest of the industry by earning the first “sustainable destination” designation in North America.That designation is given by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. That group has awarded its sustainability designation to several resorts in Mexico, Europe, Asia and elsewhere.The project is being coordinated by the town of Vail and Walking Mountains Science Center.Kim Langmaid is a Vail Town Council member, and founded Walking Mountains. Langmaid said the current effort is a second, …

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