How serious are mountain resorts across North America and the globe about making significant efforts to preserve our environment? The answer is very serious, indeed.

The OnTheSnow Green Guide debuts this week, taking a look at what resorts are doing in terms of reducing energy consumption in an energy-intensive industry (think snowmaking), reducing their carbon footprints, and much more.

Start with Executive Editor Roger Leo's lead feature about how the National Ski Areas Association's Sustainable Slopes program has been making a difference. Learn how an environmental engineering company is working with the industry's trade association to foster and track how resorts are doing in their stewardship.

OnTheSnow editors from North America and around the world will continually add stories to this guide all season.

The Green Guide is one of many guides provided to visitors. Scroll to the bottom of the page for brief descriptions and to link to any of them.Recently added guides include the OnTheSnow Ski Fitness Guide, developed by Fitness Editor Brett Buckles, and the OnTheSnow Ski And Snowboard Vacation Guide, prepared by our domestic and international editorial staff.

Coming soon:OnTheSnow Holiday Guide, with stories about special events and packages from Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve and the OnTheSnow Beginners Guide,with plenty of tips for those who want to learn the sport and package deals to save money doing it.