Efficiency Vermont Offers Snowmaking Machine Bounty Program

Resorts encouraged to green up snowmaking

Times Argus, September 1, 2014

It could be called the snowmaking version of Cash for Clunkers. Only in this case, the clunkers are old, energy-guzzling snow guns.

Fifteen of the state’s ski resorts have partnered with Efficiency Vermont in the Great Snow Gun Roundup — a program to scrap 1,800 of the old snow guns for 2,300 new energy-efficient models for the upcoming ski season.

Efficiency Vermont is providing $5 million in grants to offset the $15 million cost to purchase the new snow guns, said Efficiency Vermont spokesman George Twigg.

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