FOR ITS NEXT 50 YEARS, MASSANUTTEN IS COMMITTED TO ENERGY-EFFICIENT OPERATIONS
MASSANUTTEN, Va., March 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Just Turned 50and anniversary and previously announcing significant energy efficiency improvements in new snowmaking facilities, Massanutten Resort is now adding solar panels to its sustainability efforts. The bays are believed to be the first to serve a major ski and summer resort in Virginia.
The first two installations will be bays on the roof of the resort’s Woodstone check-in building and its housekeeping department’s laundry room. Between them, the two bays are expected to produce more than 354,000 kilowatt hours (kwh) of electricity per year. An average single-family home consumes 14,000 kWh of electricity per year.
Waiting for approval by Rockingham County, a third installation will soon come into service: a ground network adjoining the WaterPark. This network should produce more than 1.9 million kWh per year.
“Sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint will be among our main goals in the years to come,” said Steve Crohn, COO of The Resorts Companies, owner of Massanutten. “We are making significant improvements to our ski lift run and snowmaking infrastructure, and doing so in the most energy efficient way possible. Investing in solar power generation supports these goals.”
Design and engineering work is handled by Secure Futures LLC of Staunton, Virginia.
“Helping Massanutten include solar power generation in its sustainability vision is an honor,” said Ryan McAllister, CEO of Secure Futures. “It will help the station save costs, and we also hope the projects will be an educational resource for Rockingham County. We are co-investors in this project and we have created an innovative financial model that reduces risks for owners while maximizing tax advantages.”
Krohn said at least two bays are expected to be online by mid-autumn and this is only the first phase of carbon reduction development at the station. “It will be a multi-year process,” he said. “We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and expect further sustainability announcements in the near future.”
About Massanutten Resort
Set on 6,000 acres of sprawling land in the heart of from Virginia Shenandoah Valley, Massanutten Resort is a premier all-season destination that offers every type of traveler an unforgettable experience. Outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers will appreciate Massanutten’s Mountain Bike Park, offering exciting jump tracks for beginners and veterans, and hiking Massanutten’s West side. For those looking for a relaxing getaway, the Resort Spa offers a wide range of services, including manicures, pedicures, detoxifying massages, and more. The resort is a haven for adventurous families, with an indoor/outdoor water park complete with a three-jet FlowRider® Endless Wave, three escape rooms, the Family Adventure Park and a petting zoo. Seasonal sports activities include two challenging 18-hole golf courses, skiing, ice skating and tubing. Nothing whets the appetite like an active vacation and with 12 on-site dining options, offering a variety from mouth-watering barbecue to campfire treats, massanutten offers something for all tastes, seasons and occasions. At Massanutten Resort, there is something for everyone, right at your fingertips – located just two hours from washington d.c.and 50 minutes from Charlottesville Albemarle Airport.
About Secure Futures, LLC
As a market and policy leader, Secure Futures builds, owns, manages and finances Resilient Solar Solutions® for colleges and universities, schools, hospitals and businesses. Based in Staunton, Va., with offices in Richmond, Va., Wise, Va. and Charlotte, North Carolina, the company combines cutting-edge solar technology with an innovative business model to make solar power easily affordable commercial scale in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, helping customers realize the economic, environmental and community benefits of solar power. As a Certified B Corp®, Secure Futures has met the rigorous standards for social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability set by the nonprofit B Lab®. For more information: www.securefutures.solar.
Morgan MowbrayMassanutten Resort; [email protected]
Ryan McAllisterSecuring the future; [email protected]
SOURCE Secure Futures LLC