Train company Thalys is running a direct ski service from Belgian capital Brussels to leading French ski resorts from December 21st, 2019 to April 11, 2020. Services will travel from Antwerp and Brussels to Chambéry, Albertville, Moûtiers, Aime la Plagne, Landry and Bourg-Saint-Maurice providing access to some oif the world’s leading ski areas including Les […]Read More Belgian Rail to Offer On-Train Ski Fitting Service To French Alps
Les Sybelles, one of the world’s biggest ski areas (4th biggest in France) with more than 300km of slopes, nearly 150 runs and 70 ski lifts inter-connecting half-a-dozen resorts in the Maurienne region is the latest to announce that all of its electricity needs will be met by 100% renewable energy sources. From this winter […]Read More 4th Biggest French Ski Region Goes 100% Green-Energy Powered
Yesterday staff at Passo Tonale in Italy were removing artificial covers placed on their local Presena glacier, now common at many Alpine areas, to protect it from the worst of the summer heat, ahead of this weekend’s snowfall. Their timing was good as heavy snowfall has now been reported on glaciers in the Alps. The […]Read More Glaciers Uncovered as September Snowfall Begins in the Alps
Lots of ski holiday companies are talking about doing more to fight climate change, but so far few are really going full out to aim towards zero CO2 emissions. However this coming winter the Morzine-based catered chalet company AliKats are really going for just that with a whole swathe of measures aiming at minimising the […]Read More Chalet Operator Takes Environment Friendly Operations to New Levels as Climate Emergency hits.
An electric car charging station at the southern Norwegian ski centre of Hovden has one of the most extensive quantity and variety of charging points of any ski area in the world. The centre has no less than 12 Tesla charging points (Superchargers) in addition to six rapid charging points and six type-2 points from […]Read More Major Electric Car Station open at Norwegian Ski Area
Austria’s Molltal glacier is the latest summer ski area to report an unscheduled closure as warm summer sunshine and high positive temperatures even above 3,000 metres altitude in the Alps melts the snow cover from glaciers. Molltal aims to operate for more than 10 months a year from mid-June to early May and was two […]Read More Molltal Glacier Latest Summer Ski Area to Close As Snow Melts From Glacier
Austria’s Kaunertal glacier will unveil a new ‘Funifor’ style cable car this autumn that has been designed to cope with the thawing of the glacier it provides access to. “Due to the glacier retreat of the last decades, the area of the Weißseeferner has changed a lot. Glaciological and geological surveys also point to the […]Read More Austrian Ski Area Installing New Cable Car Designed to Cope With Melting Glacier