Thursday, May 19

Environment. Skiing: the response of small resorts to global warming

This observation has been known for a long time. Implacable. Every ten years, the Alps lose about five days of snow cover during the winter, below 2,000 meters, under the effect of global warming.

Similarly, between 1982 and 2016, the U.S. ski season shrunk by an average of 34 days, and snow levels fell by an average of 41%

. Everywhere on the planet, the thermometer is gradually climbing. And the small resorts inexorably clink glasses.

In a 2018 report, the French Court of Auditors recalls that a minimum opening period of 100 days is necessary for a ski area to be economically viable. So for the low-altitude resorts that are still standing, adaptation is the key word.

A total break

In Spain, the…

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