In the current era of concern about climate change, an increasing number of major ski resorts and ski nations around the world have been highlighting how much they are doing in response to this problem that concerns us all. Austrian ski resorts have not been at the forefront of this publicity campaign, but it’s a mistake to think that this under stated Austrian response is due to a lack of action.
In fact Austrian ski resorts are traditional communities, mostly centuries old, that have put the effort of preserving their local evironment and issues such as energy efficiency at the forefront of their plans for generations. So it is not so much that Austria is inactive on the things that matter in the fight against climate change, more that ski resorts in other countries are coming round to doing the things Austria always has done.
Of course there is always more that can be done and Austrian resorts do not rest on their laurels, instead they continue to pioneer communal renewable energy powered heating systems, energy efficient lifts and any other ideas that help their community and help the planet, just as they always have done.
This report details some of the key areas where Austrian ski resorts are working hard to be as environmentally friendly as possible, with examples of separate initiatives 20 Austrian ski businesses including lift manufacturers and many of the resorts you will find in the ski holiday brochures.
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