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.
The family of Karl-Erivan Haub, the missing German retail magnate, now believes there is no chance he is still alive. His firm, Tengelmann, said the search was now focused on recovering his body.
One of the richest men in Germany, Karl-Erivan Haub, has been in charge of the Tengelmann retail group since 2000. The avid alpine skier was reported missing after going on an expedition near the Swiss-Italian border.
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?
On the right, a cow, and on the left, a Rolex watch. Alpine idyll and luxury: that's Gstaad in Southwestern Switzerland. But this vacation destination is, like many others, being affected by climate change.
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