How Ireland’s favourite ski destinations are adapting to climate change

As plenty of winter snow is no longer a certainty, resorts are coming up with greener more sustainable ways of attracting tourists, year round

Hitting the slopes: many resorts in Austria already sustainable, using renewable energy, banning additives in snow-making and taking other measures to protect their future

Already, more than 70cm of white gold – better known as snow – has fallen in parts of the Alps this autumn, which is great news for ski fans. But behind the snowy slopes and après fun, the face of European skiing is changing.

When we visit the mountains, climate change is evident in the form of receding glaciers and erratic weather patterns. It’s undeniable and it’s pushing ski resorts to plan for the future ...