The Winds of Change

A Scottish ski centre is to offer a guarantee of snow, thanks to its new green-energy snow maker The Lecht ski area in Scotland will offer guaranteed snow this winter thanks to their purchase of a ‘Snowfactory’ – an all-weather, snow-making machine. All-weather snow-makers are proving increasingly popular at ski resorts as they guarantee snow […]

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The Green Swiss Tunnel

A new lift through a tunnel in northern Switzerland is 100% solar powered A new conveyor lift that has been built through a tunnel at the Swiss ski area of Sattel-Hochstuckli is 100% energy self-sufficient. This new conveyor lift goes to a previously hard-to-access area – moving through a 120m long tunnel to get there. […]

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New York goes Solar

Three state-run ski areas in New York State, USA, are to be 100% powered by solar energy. New York state Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said that Belleayre, Gore and Whiteface Mountain have committed to using solar power to operate their ski lift and snowmaking operations. The three areas – two of which were venues for […]

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Carbon neutral? Try POSITIVE

Far from powering ski equipment with renewable energy, Isskogl ski area is going one step further – making their lifts solar generators in themselves. A year after the installation of a ‘Photovoltaic Gallery’ at Isskogl in Gerlos, the Austrian resort has reported that their lift generated 27,000 kWh of electricity over the last 12 months […]

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Les Carroz Goes 100% Renewable

Les Carroz, one of the five resorts making up the Grand Massif ski area in France (alongside Flaine, Samoens, Morillon and Sixt) has announced it will be 100% powered by green energy in 2016. In 2012, all five of the resorts within Le Grand Massif earned an AlpEnergies100 certification for their long-term commitment to reducing […]

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