This year winter came extremely late to the ski areas in the Bavarian Alps despite the snow cannons.
With winters getting ever shorter due to climate change, investment in snowmaking technology is making less and less sense.
Snow comes later, melts earlier, and is not nearly as deep as it was 30 years ago. EU scientists are racing to help winter tourism regions adapt to climate change — but is manmade snow the answer?
Heavy snowfall has trapped thousands of tourists at one of Switzerland’s most popular skiing destinations. Large parts of Alpine France and Italy have also been affected.
A group of mountain researchers hiked the length of the Alps this summer, retracing a similar trek 25 years ago. Much has changed since then, especially when it comes to the environment.
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