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Chamonix

  1. 1. Transportation• Travel times• Increase in sightseeing• New lifts = more resorts• The grand massif monopoly• Easy access to towns• Faster and more ski lifts
  2. 2. The A40 toll road ‘route blanche’
  3. 3. • Piste: a marked ski run path• Managed by private companies• Charles de Gaulle ski infrastructure topromote tourism• Mega resorts in high areas• Better quality, more snow
  4. 4. • Increased air travel• More tourists, shorter stays• 3,000 a day by one airline reported• Fear that glaciers will melt• Sheets of polythene were laid out
  5. 5. Statistics
  6. 6. http://austrianalps.info/images/arial_view_of_the_alps.jpg
  7. 7. http://www.wintercampers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/avalanche1.jpg
  8. 8. http://rga.revues.org/docannexe/image/1054/img-1-small504.jpg
  9. 9. http://www.antnet.net/album/Flumserberg/snowCannon.jpg
  10. 10. IMPACTS
  11. 11. http://www.locustfork.net/blog/melting_glaciers2.jpg
  12. 12. http://www.mrfs.net/trips/1999/Jay_Peak/pistes.jpg
  13. 13. http://www.alpine-guides.com/images/ski%20la%20grave%20off%20piste.jpg
  14. 14. http://www.travelski.com/output/information/lieu_hebergement/191/Photo-1-XL.jpg
  15. 15. How sustainable is skiing inChamonix and the Alps?http://www.ethicsnow.co.uk/respect_mountain.phphttp://www.ethicsnow.co.uk/respe• Be aware of your environmental impact as skiers and boarders.•Do not leave litter on the slopes.•Respect the natural habitat of the mountain animals and plants.•Choose a resort which uses environmentally friendly practices.•Encourage tour operators to adopt green policies.•Do your bit to reduce global warming on holiday and at home.•Reduce CO2 emissions.

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