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Vail Resorts has chosen to offset 100% of its energy use by purchasing nearly 152,000 MWh of wind energy annually for its five mountain resorts, its lodging properties including RockResorts and Grand Teton Lodge Company, all of its 125 retail locations (operated through Specialty Sports Venture) and its new corporate headquarters in Broomfield, Colo.

By purchasing renewable energy credits equal to the company's entire electricity use, Vail Resorts becomes the second largest purchaser of wind power of all corporations in the U.S., the company says.

"Our core mission is to provide extraordinary vacation experiences in spectacular mountain settings," says Rob Katz, chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. "By embracing wind power as a clean and renewable source for 100 percent of our company's electricity use, we want to reinforce our commitment to the natural environment in which we operate and be a leader on this critical effort within the travel industry."

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