Beaver Creek wants help seeding |

Beaver Creek wants help seeding

BEAVER CREEK ” It may come as a shock, but in just a few weeks snow will start to disappear from the slopes. But it’s not the end of the world, and after enduring mud season, the mountain will erupt in a cornucopia of colors.

Beaver Creek is looking ahead to the summer, and with the help of skiers and snowboarders, the resort is hoping to make the season the most colorful yet.

On Saturday, Beaver Creek will dole out more than 5,000 packets of weed-free certified wildflower seeds for skiers and snowboarders to disperse on their favorite ski trails as part of the resort’s annual “Green Day.”

“Sprinkling seeds on the mountain is a fun and educational way to raise environmental awareness among kids and adults,” said Zach Tibodeau, environmental coordinator for Beaver Creek. “Our guests helped to seed the slopes two years ago, and many of them returned in the spring to see their spectacular wildflowers bloom.”

But Green Day isn’t all about flowers. People will also be able to ask questions and learn more about the resort’s environmental programs, like the IdleWise program, which asks all resort guests and employees to limit engine idling to less than five minutes with the goal of reducing fuel consumption by five percent.

The Beaver Creek Environmental Committee will be stationed in tents from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the base of the Centennial Express Lift, Chair 6.

People also are to visit the Beaver Creek Environmental Learning Center at the top of the Cinch Express Lift, Chair 8, to find out more about what Beaver Creek’s environmental programs.

Staff Writer Nicole Frey can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14621, or

Vail, Colorado

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