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The Little Nell’s Solar Powered Suite

The Little Nell is reducing their carbon footprint with a solar powered luxe suite

On the slopes, green means easy. But for the environmentally conscious ski resort, it can be anything but. Pushed by concerned locals and guests — and an awareness of how important the environment is to the business of skiing — resorts are  width=160 height=600]greening up their act.

As they’re looking beyond the recycle bin, they’re looking to each other. “Not every innovation out there is a success,” says Auden Schendler, director of sustainability at Aspen Ski Company. “It’s about sharing and learning about what works within the industry.”

One of the main things a resort can do to reduce its carbon footprint is invest in alternative energy technology. When you stay in the Green Suite at The Little Nell in Aspen, your luxe pad — which operates entirely on power generated from 25 solar panels on the roof — employs a nifty energy-usage monitor to tell when you’ve left to hit the slopes and turns off the lights and lowers the temperature until you return.