GLOBAL WARMING Three ski slopes will be removed
Due to global warming, the ski resort of La Plagne is forced to install its ski lifts 200 meters lower (illustration). — Pixabay/Pexels
Faced with global warming, some professionals are forced to adapt. This is particularly the case for ski resorts. That of La Plagne, one of the busiest in the world, is forced to dismantle its ski lifts to install them 200 meters lower, reports France 3 Auvergne-Rhône -Alps. They are now at 3,250 meters above sea level.
The reason? Landslides linked to melting permafrost. “The line of the chairlift tends to curve slightly. shift,” explains the deputy general manager of the ski area located in Savoy. Due to the low snowfall, its arrival station for the ski lifts will therefore be dismantled this summer. Three tracks in the area, which has 130, will be removed.
30”millions of euros
“ nature nearly 55 hectares. À the time when most resorts expand their area, we decide to reduce it”, underlines the deputy director. Installed lower down, the new arrival station will be embedded in the rock.
The equipment will have a total of 25 pylons, against 38, and should be more efficient. The project represents a cost of 30 million euros. He started two years ago and is to be completed. for winter 2023.