FIS Boss “Takes Responsibility” for His Comments on Climate Change

The International Ski Federation’s (FIS) president Gian Franco Casper has said comments he made that appeared to mirror President Trump’s views on climate change, and that dictatorships were easier nations in which to stage ski races, were taken out of context. The comments made in a Swiss newspaper have caused outrage in many circles of […]

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Reduce Prices, Reduce Emissions

A Swiss resort is halving rail and lift prices to promote public transport over private The SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun in Switzerland is working with Protect Our Winters to organize what they believe are the first “car free days” in Switzerland. According to one resort spokesman: “The goal of the initiative is to raise awareness about CO² […]

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Tricoloured Energy

A French resort is using three different green technologies to cover 30% of its energy needs The largest ski resort in the Southern Alps, Serre-Chevalier in France, has announced it will be meeting 30% of its energy needs by 2021 using a combination of green energy sources. Work on the project to bring hydroelectric, photovoltaic […]

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Whistleblower

Whistler’s mayor has asked major oil companies to pay for environmental damages In the latest stage in a series of communiques and legal action by ski towns and resorts across North America, Jack Crompton has entered the ring. Mayor of Whistler Blackcomb – the continent’s largest ski area and one that generates more green energy than […]

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The Recyclable Legacy

Åre are to make public recycling a key legacy of the 2019 World Ski Championships The Swedish hosts of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships this winter have announced that a recycling programme, being put in place for the event ,will continue indefinitely afterwards on the resort as a ‘legacy’ of the Championships. Åre 2019 […]

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The Olympic Problem

The future of South Korea’s 2018 Winter Olympic ski slopes is in doubt Reports from Korea indicate that government agencies there are undecided on what will happen to the country’s Jeongseon Alpine Ski Centre on Mount Gariwang. Located in Ganwong, the centre was built from scratch at a cost of just over 20 billion won […]

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