Sustainability in the ski resort Seiser Alm
Our contribution to cutting C02 emissions – for the future of our region
Nature is our greatest asset, and we must do everything in our power to protect it to the best of our ability. Here at the Seiser Alm ski resort, we also want to do our bit.
The work of cable car operators is hinged upon the existence of pure, untouched countryside; it is clear, therefore, that we must - and above all want to - protect this asset not only for ourselves, but also for future generations.
Measures taken to date
We have been committed to environmental and climate protection for many years now. By using green electricity and optimising snowmaking and slope preparation, we reduce our carbon footprint. That which we cannot reduce, we compensate: Unavoidable emissions are offset by financial support towards local climate-based projects.
Local climate project - Bike2Work in the Dolomites region Seiser Alm
The main aim of the Bike2Work project is to sensitise locals to climate-friendly forms of mobility in everyday life and to initiate a long-term change in behaviour. The budget available for CO2 compensation is invested in financing this project.
Environmental protection & green energy
All the lifts on the Seiser Alm are electrically operated. Certified green electricity from South Tyrolean hydroelectric power, which is produced without CO2, is used for both the ropeways and the snow-making equipment. Environmental protection also concerns landscape conservation: in order to preserve the natural landscape, lift stations are embedded as much as possible in the surrounding area, stations of the cabins/chairs are built underground and, when greening, the previously removed grass tile is reused or seeds of the mother plants are harvested and sown again
Snowmaking & slope preparation
All slopes of the Seiser Alm receive artificial snow with the help of nearly 100 snow cannons. The water for the systems is mostly dammed in artificial ponds and is led to the snow cannons by seven pumping stations with electrically operated pumps. Technical snow consists exclusively of water and air.
Great attention is paid to the preparation of the slopes. About twelve snow groomers maintain the slopes every day, usually between 5 p.m. and 12 a.m.
You might also be interested in