Tour operator Mountain Heaven have introduced a 10% discount on all of their catered chalet bookings for this winter season when guests arrive by rail. “Climate change is a growing issue for the whole planet and the ski industry is especially close to this issue in several ways. There’s no doubt that climate change is […]Read More Tour Op Offers 10% “Eco-discount” For Guests Arriving by Rail.
The state of Vermont has long been a leader in the “green movement” by promoting best practices regarding the environment. That same ideology is a guiding force throughout the state’s ski industry. Efficiency is a top priority in the design and implementation of everything from snowmaking and equipment to the utensils in base lodge eateries. […]Read More Vermont Ski Industry’s 668 Green Projects To Save 1.77 Billion Tons of CO2
Researchers at UCLA have engineered a device that can generate electricity from falling snow. Christened a “snow-based triboelectric nanogenerator” or snow TENG for short, it works by taking advantage of the fact that snow is positively charged and the silicone the device uses is negatively charged. When the falling snow comes into contact with the […]Read More Green Electricity from Snowfall
A Scottish skier has overcome numerous obstacles to make some turns on Scottish snow every month of the year for ten straight years. Helen Rennie began her mission, then aged 55, in 2009 when recovering from cancer. That was a particularly snowy winter and Helen found it easy to find snow to ski through 2010. […]Read More Woman Achieves 10 Years of Monthly Scottish Skiing Despite Climate Change
French ski resort Tignes has just announced it won’t be opening the French 2019-20 ski season this weekend as planned, as snow conditions on the glacier aren’t yet good enough. It’s the second autumn in a row the resort has missed it’s usual opening date and it’s target of offering snowsports every month of the […]Read More Tignes Delays Autumn Opening Planned For Saturday – Blames Global Warming
Four of the six largest ski regions in France are now reported to be powered by 100% green energy, in most cases using locally sourced hydro power. Les Sybelles, one of the world’s biggest ski areas and the fourth biggest in France with more than 300km of slopes, nearly 150 runs and 70 ski lifts […]Read More Four of Six Largest Ski Regions in France Now 100% Green Electricity Powered
A new gondola has opened in the French Pyrenees which will lead to reduced road traffic from the Louron Valley up to the ski area of Peyragudes this season. The new Skyvall gondola, with a price tag of €10m, has its base station located north of Loudenvielle near Balnéa and its upper station on the […]Read More New Pyrenees Gondola Will Cut CO2 Emissions