A graphic outline the breakdown of the carbon footprint of a week skiing by sector

This graphic shows the results of a study conducted on behalf of the French Government by La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand and Tignes ski resorts, translated and updated for the UK ski market by Protect Our Winters UK (POW). The full study – available in French – is available here.

Protect Our Winters (POW) UK


When planning your travel this winter, remember the following:

  • Flying to resort can account for up to 75% of greenhouse gas emissions of your holiday
  • Taking the train is the easiest and most effective method to cut your greenhouse gas emissions associated with travel
  • Driving to resort is an effective method to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions – but only if shared with other people
  • Book in advance to save money on train, coach and ferry bookings
  • Eurostar has return an almost direct Ski Train to the timetable this winter
  • There are a huge array of resorts in France, Austria and Switzerland that can be reached via train

Ross Woodhall

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