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Killington's K-1 Gondola to be Powered by... Cow Manure?

18th October 2012 | Donny O'Neill

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Blue Spruce Farms’ Engine. Photo courtesy of Green Mountain Power.

Blue Spruce Farms’ Engine. Photo courtesy of Green Mountain Power.

Blue Spruce Farms’ Engine. Photo courtesy of Green Mountain Power.
 Layout of Cow Power at the Blue Spruce Farm. Photo courtesy of Green Mountain Power.

Layout of Cow Power at the Blue Spruce Farm. Photo courtesy of Green Mountain Power.

 Layout of Cow Power at the Blue Spruce Farm. Photo courtesy of Green Mountain Power.
 Cows from Blue Spruce Farm in Vermont. Photo courtesy Green Mountain Power.

Cows from Blue Spruce Farm in Vermont. Photo courtesy Green Mountain Power.

 Cows from Blue Spruce Farm in Vermont. Photo courtesy Green Mountain Power.
 After manure has been in the digester for 21 days, the gas, solids and liquids are separated. This image is the final product of the bedding (or solids from the manure). Photo courtesy of Green Mountain Power.

After manure has been in the digester for 21 days, the gas, solids and liquids are separated. This image is the final product of the bedding (or solids from the manure). Photo courtesy of Green Mountain Power.

 After manure has been in the digester for 21 days, the gas, solids and liquids are separated. This image is the final product of the bedding (or solids from the manure). Photo courtesy of Green Mountain Power.
Killington's K-1 Gondola will use Cow Power in 2012/2013. Photo by Chandler Burgess/Killington Resort

Killington's K-1 Gondola will use Cow Power in 2012/2013. Photo by Chandler Burgess/Killington Resort

Killington's K-1 Gondola will use Cow Power in 2012/2013. Photo by Chandler Burgess/Killington Resort

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation