That’s how they want to save energy. Ski resorts will no longer function the same

That’s how they want to save energy. Ski resorts will no longer function the same

Europe can feel the breath of rising inflation down its neck. Despite this, entrepreneurs are not going to give up. Alpine ski resorts have already figured out how to save energy and not close the slopes. You have to be prepared for numerous limitations.

According to the Belgian daily “De Standaard”, high energy prices not only reduce our wallets, but can also affect winter holidays. The owners of alpine ski lifts have announced that they will introduce a number of measures to reduce energy costs.

High energy bills force you to look for savings

– In a normal year, electricity bills account for about 5 percent of our costs, but at current prices, it will be 20-25 percent – said “De Standaard” Sébastien Giraud, manager of the ski lifts in Villard-de-Lans, France.

According to the Belgian daily “De Standaard”, high energy prices not only reduce our wallets, but can also affect winter holidays. The owners of alpine ski lifts have announced that they will introduce a number of measures to reduce energy costs.

– In a normal year, electricity bills account for about 5 percent of our costs, but at current prices, it will be 20-25 percent – said “De Standaard” Sébastien Giraud, manager of the ski lifts in Villard-de-Lans, France.

However, the fear of rising electricity bills is not only worrying about entrepreneurs in France, but also in other ski resorts in Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Fortunately, owners of ski lifts in ski resorts already have specific suggestions.

“A ski lift normally runs at 5 meters per second. Many ski resorts have already announced that they will reduce this speed to 4 meters per second, thereby increasing the 10-minute ride by 2 minutes and 30 seconds,” reads the Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad “. As a result, energy consumption will be reduced by 20 percent.

“Skiers will hardly notice it,” promises the director of the Font-Romeu Pyrénées 2000 ski resort in France.

There are numerous restrictions on the ski slopes

Much to the dissatisfaction of night racing enthusiasts, the owners of the ski slopes also plan to give up the slope activity after dark. In addition, opening hours are planned to be limited, as well as less frequent use of snow cannons to make snowmaking on the slopes.

“There is still a lot of uncertainty about energy prices in the Alps,” said Arjen de Graaf, spokesman for the Dutch Ski Association, quoted by “AD”. In his opinion, it should be taken into account that this year ski passes will be more expensive by at least 10%. than last season.