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Good Green Wheels in Colorado’s Vail Valley

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 21 December 2010

Cradled by the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, Vail Valley, Colorado, is a top winter destination for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels, complete with gorgeous scenery, unrivalled ski resorts and plenty of excellent dining options. Getting around can be tricky, of course, as the weather can make for some major transportation challenges. So when faced with everything from windy mountain roads to extreme winter driving conditions, it’s easier to navigate the steep slopes of Vail Valley by booking ahead with a reputable and knowledgeable local Vail Valley transfers service.

This eco-friendly Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid belongs to the Green Limousine's fleet in the Vail Valley of Colorado
This Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid is just one of the eco-friendly vehicles in Green Limousine’s fleet in the Vail Valley of Colorado

Green Limousine is just that and much, much more. Launched in 2005, it brings sustainable luxury transportation to the Vail Valley region, managing exceptional customer service without overlooking the need to preserve the local environment. And now Green Limousine has signed on as the new local partner of Green Path Transfers, the world’s first global environmentally friendly transfer service.

“Our environment is what makes our destination what it is, and we serve to transport visitors in and out of this amazing area, while at the same time working to protect the environment that draws guests here,” explained Seth Bounds, CEO of Green Limousine.

Working together with Green Path Transfers, this local Vail Valley taxi service provides safe and reliable transport to and from all regional airports, including Eagle County and Denver International. Green Limousine’s experienced drivers undergo routine driving tests and background checks, and specialise at navigating the snowy local roads to and through world-class ski destinations like Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs and Keystone.

Many of Green Limousine's cars run on ethanol, a renewable fuel source.
Many of Green Limousine’s cars run on ethanol, a renewable fuel source that is helping to cut back on our greenhouse gas emissions

Sustainable transportation has been the goal from the start of this small and successful company. Green Limousine’s fleet ranges from three-passenger cars to 14-passenger vans, all powered by biodiesel, ethanol and hybrid gasoline-electric engines. Biodiesel and ethanol are nontoxic, all-natural, renewable fuels that greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, airborne toxins and other types of pollutants. By relying on renewable energy sources and alternatives to fossil fuels, Green Limousine helps visitors in the Vail Valley to dramatically reduce their carbon footprints.

In fact, a deeply ingrained respect for the local environment is apparent in all aspects of the Green Limousine business. From relying on nontoxic and chemical-free cleaning agents to using high-efficiency light bulbs, the company operates with the goal to reduce, reuse and recycle at every possible turn. Even the passenger name signs that drivers brandish at airports are printed on the backs of old wine lists gathered from Vail Village restaurants.

Seth Bounds, CEO of Green Limousine.
Seth Bounds, CEO of Green Limousine, stands near a Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid before stunning Vail Valley scenery in Colorado

Inside each vehicle, guests find plenty of healthy beverages and organic fruit snacks – adding a true touch of luxury and comfort to journeys of any length. Bottles of water for guests are sourced locally and the company has even researched how much new and post-consumption plastic has been used to produce every bottle they use. An extensive list of organic beer and wines is also available for celebrations in transit – each beverage has been carefully chosen for its superb quality and authentically natural character.

“It’s great to see a company really responding proactively to their environment like Green Limousine have done,” says Adrian Cordiner, CEO of Green Path Transfers. “It is the actions of companies such as these that will help preserve the natural environment for visitors to continue enjoying well into the future. We’re pleased to have Green Limousine as our exclusive partner in the Vail Valley.”

Paying attention to the finer points of environmentally sustainable transportation has helped establish Green Limousine as a successful and award-winning Vail Valley business for more than five years running. Today, the company’s clientele is largely split between business travellers headed to corporate retreats and conferences, and families on holiday ski trips. For special events, parties and weddings, Green Limousine offers flexible, personalised service arranged by knowledgeable staff with long experience managing groups of any size.

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Laurel Angrist

A native New Yorker, Laurel Angrist is a well-practiced escape artist whose passion for travel and the outdoors has led her to some truly offbeat and interesting places. Outside her work as media consultant for the WHL Group and wordster-in-chief of The Travel Word, Laurel is a writer specialising in stories about tourism, culture and the environment, and is also pursuing a masters in Library Studies at the City University of New York. Visit her website: www.laurelangrist.com.
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