Case Study Chamonix, ski resort ( part of Ice on the land )

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Locat
ion?
Sit
u at
ed i
n t
he
N or
th We s
terl
y
part
of
the
A l
ps,
15 km fr
om t
he Sw i
ss Border
a nd
15kmf r
om It
aly
vi
a t
he
Mont
Bl
anc Tunnel
Ch amonix
an d
it
's
vall
ey ar
e d ominat
ed by t
he
rounded
summi
ts
of
Mo nt
Bl
anc.
Europe's
highest
mo unt
ain at
4,808m
Backgr
ound
Inf
ormat
ion
Has been
a t
ouri
st
cent
re f
or
tour
ism f
or
over
250
year
s,
stunni
ng l
andscape
Man y
things
to
off
er
outdoor
ent
husiast
s
t
here '
s a
resi
dent
popul
a t
ion
of
10,000,
i
n t
he
summe r
i
t
goes up
to
100,000 a
day &
60,000 day
Wi
nter
At
tr
act
ions
Ma ny
opti
o ns
for
ski
ers and
sno wboarders
Cable c
a r
s and cog
rai
lways provi
de easy
a ccess
to
the Pi
stes.
Cross
country
s
k i
i
n g
has become
p opul
ar,
two l
ocal
courses have
be en
establ
ished
nearby
Ice
cli
mb i
n g,
f
ree r
idi
ng and paragl
idi
ng
There
a r
e ma r
ked wint
e r
hi
king
for
touri
st
s wishi
ng
to
w al
k and
snow shoei
ng
t
rai
ls,
a
treme ndous
spo r
ts
comp lex
incl
uding
2 i
n door
heated
pools,
an
ice r
ink,
k
e ep
fi
t and
sp a
faci
li
ti
es,
tenni
s/squash cour
ts and
indoor
cli
mb i
ng wal
ls.
..
C hamo ni
x i
s a
vibr
an t
al
pine
tow n
w i
th
a wonde r
ful
archi
tect
ural
her
it
age
that
bears
w i
t
n ess
to
a wea l
th
of
h i
stor
y.
Th e
Pri
o r
y,
alpi
ne
far
ms ,
baroque
churches,
ar
t
d eco
bu i
l
d i
ngs and
p al
aces f
rom the
"G ol
den Era".
Hotel
s e.
g .Grand Hotel des Alpes
Summer
Act
ivi
ti
es
Famou s
Mo nt
envers
rai
lways
take
visi
tor
s t
o t
he Mer
de Glace,
wi
tness
e s
can
s
e e
the
scale
of
the
glaci
er
and t
he val
ley
that
i
s car
ved.
I
ce caves
all
ow t
ouri
sts
to
step
insi
de t
he gl
acier
Over
all
t
he area
boats
350km of
ma r
ked hi
ki
ng
trai
ls,
40
km of
mount
a i
n bi
ke
tracks,
r
ock
cl
i
mb i
n g,
mountai
neeri
ng,
paragl
idi
ng,
r
aft
ing,
canoyi
ng,
pony
tr
ekking
and summe r
l
uging.
I
n summe r
her
e's
li
ve musi
c,
out
doo r
caf
es and
col
ourf
ul
fl
owers
Impact
s of
t
our
ism
Adv

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Huge economic benef
it
s,
provi
ding
emp l
oyme nt
for
local
people
(2500 peopl
e
work
as seasonal
worker
s every
year)
,
hotel
s,
restaurants,
spor
ts
faci
li
ti
es as
gui
des and i
nst
ructor
s.

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I
nit
iat
ive
call
ed ESP ACE
MO N BLA NC i
nvo l
ves
co operat
ion'
s bet
w een Fr
a nce,
I
tal
y and
Sw i
tzerl
and on i
ssues of
nati
on al
t
ransport
, nat
ure conser
vati
on ,
f
orest
and
w ate r
resources
Another i
nit
iat
ive
ca l
l
e d
Tomo rrow's
V al
ley
bri
ngs toget
h er
peopl
e fr
om local
commu n i

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