The dismantling of abandoned facilities is one of the priority projects in the environmental strategy of 16 eco-commitments unveiled by Domaines Skiables de France in 2020 aimed at preserving the mountains.
After 36 seasons of loyal service, the Sairon chairlift at the bottom of Morillon – Les Esserts resort is getting a makeover.
Grand Massif Domaines Skiables provides pocket ashtrays. From winter 2022-2023, the ski area’s bins have been removed to encourage passers-by to keep and sort their waste at the bottom of the resorts.
Grand Massif Domaines Skiables is financing voluntarily over a 3 year period (2022-2024), in conjunction with the Magland and Nancy-sur-Cluses forestry owners’ associations, the reforestation of parcels of private forest impacted by the storm.
Snow grooming is the primary source of GHG emissions for Grand Massif Domaines Skiables, accounting for nearly 80% of its direct carbon footprint due to the use of fossil fuels.
What are the actions from Grand Massif Domaines Skiables to preserve these species ?
Grand Massif Domaines Skiables goes a step further by implementing a Management Plan for all natural environments within its holdings (and not just the forests) and a specific biodiversity preservation and enhancement objective, whilst at the same time, a place for the general public to visit.
Grand Massif Domaines Skiables is also committed to improving its seed mix with mixtures selected according to the agricultural context, but also to match naturally occurring seeds as closely as possible. To this end, a specific combination of species adapted to the natural environment was sown over a 5 ha area on the Tête des Saix and a harvesting operation was carried out directly on the Marvel ski slope.
All of Grand Massif Domaines Skiables’ projects are part of a so-called E-R-C (avoid-reduce-compensate) approach. When a project is started, we are already thinking about ways to avoid and reduce any impact and then compensating for it.