Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mountain Lake recognized for Green Efforts

Go Green NRV is happy to recognize the following new Participating Businesses as members of the Go Green NRV initiative:

East Coasters
Environmental Services and Consulting, LLC
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
Mountain Lake Conservancy & Hotel
Radford Auto Center
ServiceMaster Commercial Cleaning
Tuck Chiropractic Clinic
Wall Residences

Managing Principals of these businesses have joined the growing "go green" community in the New River Valley and committed to "utilizing their influence to support the principles of good environmental practices by setting an example and encouraging employees, customers, and vendors to follow their lead".

Go Green NRV was established in Fall 2008 to promote a Green Business Program for businesses in the New River Valley and is currently represented by companies in Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski counties, and the City of Radford. For more information on participating in the Go Green NRV initiative please visit www.gogreenrv.com.

Mountain Lake has recently implemented a Sustainability Plan to help further expand their green initatives.  Click here to read the Mountain Lake Green Statement.  

Monday, February 15, 2010


It's becoming more common to see cross country skiers at Mountain Lake on the weekends. We still have 18+ inches of snow blanketing the mountaintop and the snow conditions were ideal this past Saturday. We started off skiing to to the Old Golf Course then down Upper Doe Run. We then headed down Upper Jungle Trail (which I thought was the most exciting run) and then back up White Pine Road. We then headed to the Horsebarn and down Old Turnpike - this popped us out on Bald Knob road where we ended the day with a fast downhill run.

We hope the white stuff stays around all winter! If you're interested in trying it out, visit BackCountry Ski and Sports and rent a pair, it's only $25/day. You can also pick up a waterproof trail map of the MLC trails at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, East Coasters and Tangent Outdoors. We hope to see you up on the mountain!