Killington http://wamc.org en Resorts Begin Opening Slopes for Ski Season http://wamc.org/post/resorts-begin-opening-slopes-ski-season <p></p><p></p><p>It may be mid-October, but the ski season is beginning. Resorts in the Northeast are announcing that trails will be open this weekend. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 76370 at http://wamc.org Resorts Begin Opening Slopes for Ski Season Vermont Ski Resort Touts Lift Run with Manure Power http://wamc.org/post/vermont-ski-resort-touts-lift-run-manure-power <p>Vermont's Killington ski resort and Green Mountain Power are highlighting a project that is using cow manure to power one of the resort's lifts.<br><br>The Cow Power program enables customers to purchase all or part of their electricity at a premium and support Vermont's dairy farms.<br><br>The program works by collecting cow manure, mixing it with wash water from the milking equipment and then pumping that slurry into a digester where it is heated for three weeks. The process converts the manure into biogas that is 60 percent methane.<br><br>The methane then powers a generator.<br> Sun, 25 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 52650 at http://wamc.org Vermont Ski Resort Touts Lift Run with Manure Power Co-founder of Vermont's Killington Ski Area Dies at 83 http://wamc.org/post/co-founder-vermonts-killington-ski-area-dies-83 <p>Joseph Sargent, a co-founder of Vermont's Killington ski area has died, 56 years after he helped begin the process that led to the opening of the resort that is now the largest ski area in the eastern United States.<br><br>Sargent died Wednesday in West Hartford, Conn. He was 83. The cause of death was not released.<br><br>In 1956 Sargent worked with Preston Leete Smith to found the Sherburne Corp., which carved the resort out of the Calvin Coolidge State Forest in what was then the town of Sherburne.<br> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 22:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 51733 at http://wamc.org