La Tania, the most recently built resorts of the 3 Vallées ski area, has always paid careful attention to preserving its natural surroundings. That's why the resort will once again host its Environmental Week from now until March 5.
During the week-long awareness programme, guests can learn more about what the resort does to protect the environment, attend a showing of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and participate in a debate afterwards, and learn more about green housing and renewable energy thanks to a special exhibit. A second exhibit, entitled "Save Robert" focuses on the damage already caused by drastic climate change and how it can be slowed.
"We started Environmental Week six years ago. We already had the Forest Challenge, which is rather based on nature awareness, but we wanted to go even further," Nicolas Danel, director of La Tania's tourism office told OnTheSnow. "We have to make sure that our children will also be able to enjoy winter sports and we, as ski resorts, have a rôle in making people more aware of what they can do to ensure that."
La Tania is located at the heart of a spruce forest, whose western area is classified as a protected ecological zone of particular interest in terms of plants and animals. Its centre is also completely pedestrian to limit greenhouse gases.