Vanishing Lines: ski resort expansion is destroying our last living glaciers

Last week (december 16, 2021), Patagonia (yes, the brand) posted a long and detailed video about ski resort expansion. And its negative influence on the mountains. Whilst I am fully aware that many people like their winter sports, I also assume that most who do actually enjoy the mountains and its views.

The video gives quite a good impression about the huge undertaking it is to create ski lifts, snow-cannons and its water supply, cabins and creatin good slopes. And how this impacts the last glaciers. It’s quite ironic, that as a result of global warming, more of the mountains need to be destroyed or manipulated to allow for more winter sports – also in summer.

Enjoy the video and think about it.

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