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Colorado's Top 10 Greenest Ski Resorts (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 11/30/10 05:46 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:15 PM ET

Even in the midst of the recession, environmental practices at ski resorts have been improving. That's according to a report from the Ski Area Citizens Coalition, a Colorado-based research group aligned with the Sierra Nevada Alliance and Colorado Wild.

The report analyzed 82 ski resorts across the west and found an average improvement of 2% from last year's results. The resorts are graded based on four criteria: habitat protection, protecting watersheds, addressing global climate change, and environmental policies and practices.

Here are Colorado's top 10 greenest resorts:

#1 Aspen Mountain Ski Resort
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Aspen Mountain Ski Resort got its highest grade in the "Protecting Watersheds" category, assessing water conservation.

Overall grade: 84.3%
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