A number of ski resorts including Chamonix and Val Thorens have also pledged to limit artificial snow production and reduce heating within buildings, officials said. Half of France’s ski resorts have had to renegotiate their long-term electricity contracts this year amid record-high inflation, and they expected an annual bill that could increase three to six-fold in 2023, said Alexandre Maulin, who chairs France’s ski resorts association. For instance, the energy bill for the ski resorts Maulin manages at the Sybelles domain, in Savoie, should come in at €1.6m (£1.4m) next year, up from €400,000 in 2020. Val Thorens was able to secure a contract with utility EDF before the energy crunch for the most part of 2023. “We are mountain people,” said Jerome Grellet, head of Val Thorens ski lift operator SETAM.
Source: The Guardian November 26, 2022 17:47 UTC