Chamonix - Ice on the land

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Chamonix - Ice on the land

Chamonix-winter sports- sight seeing- + 5 million tourists per year

Attractions

  • glaciers- Mer de Glace, longest G in france (700 km long, 200m deep)
  • 6 ski areas
  • 350 km trekking trails
  • 40 km mountain bike tracks
  • Alpine museum
  • exhibition centre

Economic impacts

  • Creates jobs + 2500 seasonal jobs 
  • profit, ski lifts, transport, e.g. Compagnie de mont blanc, 50 million euros a year
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Chamonix - Ice on the land

Social

  • Jobs from farm labour to restaurants & hotels
  • developments - ski slopes inc avalanches, e.g. 1999 avalanche- 12 people died

Environmental

  • Traffic-inc pollution- study 2002 - 2004- worse in chamonix than centre paris
  • facilites-inc C02-global warming-hotels,ski lifts, snow machines

Management

  • Avalanche barriers- Taconnaz
  • Avalanche awarness courses + daily bulletins, less killed + aware
  • Less traffic, free public transport, low emission buses
  • Less energy use- solar panels, automatic lights- less C02
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