Browsing entries tagged with Environment

21 Mar 2018

Laax pursues eco goals

Laax pursues eco goals

The Swiss ski resort of Laax has announced today that it has reduced its energy consumption by 15 per cent, and is working hard to fulfill its pledge to become the world’s first self-sufficient ski resort.…

1 Feb 2018

Squaw to go 100% renewable

Squaw to go 100% renewable

The Tahoe ski resort of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in California have vowed to use 100 per cent renewable energy before the end of this year, the first major US ski resort to do so. Yesterday, Squaw Valley…

16 Aug 2017

Join the Great Glacier Clean-Up

Join the Great Glacier Clean-Up

Crystal Ski Holidays is looking for two volunteers to help clean up one of France’s most iconic glaciers. The Mer de Glace in Chamonix is France’s longest glacier and one of the most renowned. Crystal…

17 Apr 2017

Whistler to use electric snowmobiles

Whistler to use electric snowmobiles

A new environmentally friendly snowmobile will be hitting the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb next winter — following a successful test-run of prototype electric machines this season. Canadian Wilderness…

30 Nov 2016

Carbon-neutral ski transfers launched

Carbon-neutral ski transfers launched

A ski transfer business has launched a carbon neutral transfer service in the Alps for skiers concerned about the environmental impact of their travel. Ski-Lifts, which was last week named World’s Best…

2 Feb 2016

Ski resorts stop selling water bottles

Ski resorts stop selling water bottles

Two ski resorts in California have stopped selling bottled water. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have launched an initiative called Drink Mountain Tap, which aims to reduce the number of single-use water…

5 Oct 2015

Tignes awarded for environmental efforts

Tignes awarded for environmental efforts

The French ski resort of Tignes has become the world’s first ski area to be awarded a Green Globe certificate for its work towards improving the environment. The certificate was awarded for the efforts…

7 May 2011

US resorts step up to Climate Challenge

US resorts step up to Climate Challenge

Eight US ski areas are reported to have signed up for the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) 2011 Climate Challenge – to encourage resorts to target their plans and developments towards a more eco-friendly…

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