Browsing entries tagged with Environment

18 Aug 2021

Morzine-Avoriaz awarded sustainability label

Morzine-Avoriaz awarded sustainability label

Improving walking and cycling routes, reducing the amount of waste created and helping local businesses become greener are some of the moves that have helped the French ski resorts of Morzine and Avoriaz…

10 Aug 2021

Patagonia calls for volunteers

Patagonia calls for volunteers

If yesterday’s climate change report from the IPCC has unnerved you, Patagonia is offering creative types the chance to help. This evening, at 1800 BST, the outdoor and ski brand Patagonia is hosting…

27 Jul 2021

Iconic Méribel gondola cabins sell instantly

Iconic Méribel gondola cabins sell instantly

Meribel Alpina, the lift company in the popular Les 3 Vallées ski resort, has raised €50,000 to improve the environment around Méribel’s ski area by selling off the cabins from L’Olympe gondola…

27 May 2021

Hotelplan ups game on sustainability in ski business

Hotelplan ups game on sustainability in ski business

The new head of sustainability for Hotelplan UK, owner of Inghams, Esprit Ski and Flexiski, has spoken to Where to Ski & Snowboard about her plans to create change within the company. Prue Stone, who…

24 Feb 2021

One-stop sustainable ski shop opens

One-stop sustainable ski shop opens

A website that promises to sell only sustainable ski and snowboard clothing and accessories has launched to offer environmentally-minded winter folk the chance to buy “kit with a conscience”. EcoSki.co.uk…

21 Nov 2019

Serre Chevalier leads eco revolution

Serre Chevalier leads eco revolution

A second wind turbine has been installed on the Col du Prorel in Serre Chevalier, continuing the rollout of its Renewable Energy (RE) project and ecological revolution. The wind turbine, installed by in…

7 Sep 2018

Valsana Hotel & Apartments set an ecological benchmark for hotels

Valsana Hotel & Apartments set an ecological benchmark for hotels

Over the 2017/18 winter season, the Swiss Valsana Hotel & Apartment complex in Arosa reduced their ecological footprint, and are now almost compliant with the zero energy standard, in edition to…

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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