How Many Grammes of CO2 Would You Like With Your Ski Pass?
Started by J2SkiNews in Ski News 08-Sep-2013
J2SkiNews posted Sep-2013
A ski lift operator in France may be the first to publish CO2 emissions along side prices for its lift tickets for 2013-14.
The Sybelles region in the country's Maurienne region is little known in the UK but has quietly become one of the largest in Europe over the past decade with around 10 small to medium sized villages sharing a ski area of some 350km. One sector of this with over 300km of pistes is inter-connected by lifts and piste.
CO2 emissions, based on ski lift operations, which affect climate change, range from 93 grammes for a half day ticket or 186 grammes for a day pass through to 4658 grammes for a full season pass. It is not clear of the area has taken in to account emissions from piste grooming or snowmaking.
A large number of ski areas run their ski lifts using 100% green energy – in France these include Paradiski and the 3 Valleys.
Although the Sybelles region is little known in the UK, holidays to the leading resorts are offered by tour operators including St Sorlin d'Arves by Peak Retreats (www.peakretreats.co.uk/saint-sorlin?) and La Toussuire by Ski Collection (www.skicollection.co.uk/Toussuire).