My mountain: I love it, I preserve it
Which are the CONCRETE ACTIONS implemented to limit the impact of winter sports on the environment?
In October 2020, Domaines Skiables de France adopted 16 national eco-commitments to preserve the mountains.
Of course, we are part of this proactive approach. Conscious that the mountains on which our ski lifts are located are a precious resource for us, we have been working for several years to minimise our environmental footprint and preserve the mountains.
Do you care about the environment and want to respect it as much as possible for future generations? Find out more about our actions in the Oz-Vaujany sector.
Responsible snow grooming
Infrastructure and acces
For our work projects and equipment maintenance, we privilege local contractors and suppliers as much as possible to use sub-contractors and suppliers as close as possible to Oz and Vaujany in order to encourage local employment and reduce transport-related emissions.
We are gradually replacing our old lighting with low-energy LED bulbs. Our operating buildings are gradually being renovated and insulated.
Renewal of ski lifts
Adapting lift speed
We adapt the speed of our ski lifts according to the number of skiers, in order to control our energy consumption. Our facilities are powered by electricity from nearby hydroelectric dams. The Grand’Maison hydro-electric complex, located in the communes of Oz, Vaujany and Allemond, is the most powerful in Europe.
In December 2020, we commissioned the Eau d’Olle Express. This cable car links Allemond directly to Oz-en-Oisans in 8 minutes, reducing road traffic. For your information, based on the 150,000 peopl based on the 150 000 users, the Eau d’Olle Express helps reducing about 240 tonnes of CO Faune et flore préservées
Preserving wildlife and vegetation
Before carrying out any work on the estate, we identify the environmental issues at stake, particularly with regard to wildlife, vegetation and wetlands. Once we have completed the work on the slopes, we replace the topsoil that has previously been stockpiled and sow the areas with endemic seeds.
To protect the birds, we use visual aids to help preventing them from hitting the cables. (The devices look like the image on your left)