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Greener Slopes: An Eco-Friendly Ski Slope

Switzerland’s St. Moritz, a two-time Winter Olympics host, and their eco-friendly ski slope and resort is making a medal-worthy effort in the race to save our planet.
By Lori Tobias
November/December 2003
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St. Moritz eco-friendly ski slopes, hotels, restaurants, and resort are converting to clean energy.
Photos Courtesy Swiss-image.ch
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St. Moritz, a two-time Winter Olympics host, created an eco-friendly ski slope and resort.

St. Moritz: An Eco-Friendly Ski Slope and Resort

Location: Switzerland’s southeast Alps.

First in clean energy: To get to the slopes, skiers hop on the suspension railway, which passes solar power cells, a wind turbine, and eco-friendly displays that explain how alternative energy helps power the resort. The ­gondolas arrive at the summit’s Piz Nair restaurant, where a photovoltaic installation generates 12,000 kilowatts a year.

Clean energy hotels: At the Hotel Randolins, solar panels produce hot water, saving 40 tons of heating oil and 120 tons of CO2 emissions annually; the Hotel Europa provides guests free public transportation passes; and at the Hotel Albana, solar collectors produce 9,000 kilowatts annually.

Renewable run: Originally constructed in 1890, the world’s only natural bobsled run—just under a mile long—is rebuilt of ice and snow each season.








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