Travelling to resort can contribute as much as three quarters of the greenhouse gas emissions of your skiing holiday, if you fly and take a small transfer, according to a study conducted on behalf of the French government by three resorts: La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand, and Tignes.
Short haul and domestic flights have long been understood to be a major contributor to global carbon emissions, with the aviation industry accounting for around 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to this, the expulsion of greenhouse gas emissions high in the atmosphere creates a direct warming effect, meaning the aviation industry accounts for 3% of global warming.
More and more people are understanding the impacts of flying to resort on their skiing holiday, and actively exploring alternatives to flying. Unless significant changes are made to the aviation industry in the immediate future, the elimination of air travel from a skiing holiday may be the only solution to cutting the greenhouse gas emissions of your holiday.
Luckily, there are several alternatives available.
When planning your travel this winter, remember the following: