Lots of resorts have been busy over the summer making improvements. Many have been building new lifts including:
These resort developments open the discussion around the sustainability of skiing. Much has been done to improve the efficiency and make these lifts more eco-friendly. French resorts have a clear roadmap for achieving carbon neutrality by 2037. Examples of resorts include Chamonix where they have introduced new eco-buses, hydroelectric plants and free public transport in the valley. Serre Chevalier plans to run ski lifts slower when there are no queues (1 extra minute on the lift equates to a 20% saving on energy used).
Other resorts, such as Zermatt, have enforced car-free policies, solar powered gondolas, electric buses and piste groomers that run on eco-speed diesel. Additionally, Meribel has joined many other ski resorts in installing solar panels on their ski lifts. The Saulire Express will now boast 182 solar panels covering an area of 400m2. These panels will supply a significant part of the lift’s energy demands and will also feed the electricity back to the resort’s network when the lift is not in use.
In other exciting winter news:
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