March 2006 - Aspen Skiing Company (ASC), operator of four ski mountains and two hotels in Colorado, announced that it is purchasing renewable energy certificates (RECs) to offset 100% percent of the company's electricity use. The purchase, which totals 21 million kWh annually, is the largest in the history of the U.S. ski industry. The wind energy certificates are being supplied by Community Energy, Inc. and supplement ASC's existing wind purchases from Holy Cross Energy, which account for 5% of the company's electricity use.
News Release - Aspen Skiing Company Makes Largest Purchase of Wind Energy Certificates in the U.S. Ski Industry