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Biodiesel at NH Ski Facilities

Since 2007, the NHPPP has been educating NH Ski facilities about the benefits of using biofuels at their facility, including bioheat and biodiesel. During the First Annual Green Slopes Workshop (Reducing Emissions One Engine at a Time), presentations were given that talked about the approach to using biofuel blends as an alternative fuel source in cold climates. There are many myths of the fuel being too problematic to use in the colder temperatures at ski areas and they were addressed in the presentations below.

Presentation given at Cranmore Mountain’s Biodiesel Day, January 11, 2008

In New Hampshire there were three facilities using biodiesel in either their groomers or to heat the lodges as of July 2007. Currently, there are eight facilities that have reported using or going through the process of adopting biofuels as their primary source of fuel.

Facility Location Biodeisel
Cranmore North Conway X
Great Glen Trails Pinkham Notch X
Jackson XC Jackson X
King Pine/Purity Spring Resort East Madison X
Loon Mountain Lincoln X
Mount Sunapee Resort Newbury X
Ragged Mountain Resort Danbury X
Waterville Valley Resort Waterville Valley X

Some additional information for ski facilities can be found in our Climate Change Fact Sheet: Global Climate Change and Its Impact on New Hampshire Skiing Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol(Fact Sheet ARD-24) and Web resources for ski areas brochure Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.

 

 

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