The snow glistens on the mountain slopes, the sky sparkles above the white peaks, while skiers and snowboarders shout with delight as they whizz down the perfectly prepared pistes. Welcome to Carezza – the skiing area in South Tyrol with the focus on sustainability!
Here, under the Rosengarten massif in the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we act responsibly: electricity for the entire area is provided from green energy sources, there is strict rubbish separation, and plastic is avoided as far as possible. Every year the CO2 footprint is measured and optimised, while climate protection projects in third world countries compensate for what can’t be avoided. Snowmaking is only carried out when the nights are very cold so as to waste as little water and energy as possible – the operation is in addition very thoroughly monitored. Even the fuel consumption of the machines is checked and adapted: the snow cats for example travel up and down the pistes in a precise pattern to avoid crossing the same area twice. By the same token, we have converted from diesel fuel to HVO (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils). This has yielded a CO2 reduction of 60-90%. Less meat is consumed: instead, more fresh, locally grown vegetables provide for healthy variety on staff menus. The events held in the Carezza skiing area follow “green event” guidelines, using largely local products while avoiding flyers or printed programmes; rubbish is systematically sorted and travel via public transport is always promoted.
by the attention it pays to sustainability; for this commitment it has been awarded the Climate Investment Prize, as well as numerous other certificates. One of these is the GSTC sustainability certificate, the highest certificate of its kind in tourism worldwide. Carezza offers a green-and-white skiing area amidst the Dolomites – one that you can enjoy with a clear conscience!