When we think of skiing, often the only thing we can picture is the bright white mountain peaks, crisp air and exhilarating feeling of carving our way down the slopes. But, in reality, our favourite winter holiday is a lot less clean than we think. As we generally become more aware of our impact on the environment, more news stories have broken of the significant pollution experienced by some of the most popular ski resorts. A few years ago, it was reported that the air quality in Chamonix had become so poor that it was as bad as that of London. In fact, several of the resorts along the French Alps – Megeve and Saint Gervais to name but two – have seen a huge decline in the air quality over recent years. Considering their natural beauty and seeming rural wildness, the idea that ski resorts are overrun with toxicity and disrupted wildlife seems at odds with what we see. So where does this pollution come from? For starters, when you think about the fact that a staggering 120 … [Read more...] about How to have a responsible ski experience?