BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – Nov. 10, 2010 – One Ski Hill Place, Breckenridge’s first RockResort that recently opened has been recognized as one of the state’s most environmentally-friendly properties. The ski-in, ski-out property located at the base of Peak 8 in Breckenridge was certified as the Town’s first Green Globes-built property and Colorado’s highest Green Globes-rated development.
Green Globes (www.greenglobes.com) is an independent program, similar to the LEED rating system that rates and certifies properties based on its environmental attributes and sustainability on a scale that ranges from one to four globes in the following categories: energy; indoor environment; site, water; resources; emissions; and project/environmental management. After being audited by a third-party assessor, One Ski Hill Place was awarded all three of the Green Globes ratings that it had applied for as part of this green building assessment program.
“Vail Resorts Development Company designed and built One Ski Hill Place to set the standard in Breckenridge for quality, location, amenities and sustainability,” said Alex Iskenderian, chief operating officer and senior vice president of Vail Resorts Development Company (VRDC). “We think the property speaks for itself when it comes to quality. And, we knew that we wanted to do more. Vail Resorts is committed to sustainability and we wanted to build Breckenridge’s most sustainable property. With our Green Globes certification, which is the highest rating in the state of Colorado, we feel as if we’ve succeeded.”
To be granted three Green Globes, VRDC incorporated recycled content materials, energy-efficient windows, fiber cement siding, sustainable construction materials; water-saving devices like faucet and toilet sensors in the common areas, a passive solar design, engineered hardwood flooring, native stone; and US EPA Energy Star appliances and electronics, among other features
In particular, Sam Boot, a Green Globes representative, remarked that “One Ski Hill Place is a very good example of a high-performance green building and the project team was very focused on ensuring the outcome was a superb facility that was resource efficient, healthy, and with a minimal ecological footprint. The members of the team and the Owner deserve recognition for this achievement and their contribution to furthering the state of the art of green building.”
Developed by VRDC, One Ski Hill Place is comprised of ski-in/ski-out wholly-owned residences ranging from studios to four bedrooms with the highest-quality finishes located at Breckenridge’s most exclusive address - at the base of Peak 8 – that are available for vacation rentals through RockResorts at www.oneskihill.com.
Located just steps to the gondola which links Peak 8 to the town of Breckenridge and steps to four chairlifts, One Ski Hill Place features one of Colorado’s largest and most conveniently located après ski bars called the “T Bar,” a skier’s restaurant and ski-up coffee and snack area, along with other amenities for guests and owners that include a bowling alley with two lanes designed to look like a mine shaft, The Living Room Restaurant, a magnificent great room, two media rooms, a fitness center with sports massage rooms, a steam room, a sauna, an aquatics center with two swimming pools, hot tubs, as well as a 5,000-square-foot conference center.
“One Ski Hill Place has set the bar for luxury in Breckenridge, as well as for sustainability,” said Kate Grattan, general manager for One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort. According to Grattan, the environmental practices for One Ski Hill Place aren’t just limited to the green building standards.
“RockResorts and Breckenridge Ski Resort are both known for their sustainable practices and programs,” Grattan added. “Environmental conservation is part of the RockResorts legacy started by Laurance Rockfeller when he founded the company in 1956 and has been embraced and enhanced by Vail Resorts through its Echo program and through additional practices like the Green Globes certification at One Ski Hill Place, our innovative Water on the Rocks re-usable glass water bottle program that eliminates disposable plastic water bottles, our in-room recycling program, our sustainable cuisine initiative called Appetite for Life, our green meetings and weddings programs and our conservation program that allows guests to donate to local forest health projects.”
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About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, Heavenly Mountain Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and the consumer website is www.snow.com.