Car-free ski resorts: Greener, safer, quieter

25th October 2016 | Robert Harneis

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Car-free Avoriaz in the Portes du Soleil - ©Gilles Galas / Avoriaz Tourisme

Car-free Avoriaz in the Portes du Soleil
Copyright: Gilles Galas / Avoriaz Tourisme

Car-free Avoriaz in the Portes du Soleil - ©Gilles Galas / Avoriaz Tourisme
Take a horse-drawn taxi around town in Avoriaz - ©John Williams

Take a horse-drawn taxi around town in Avoriaz
Copyright: John Williams

Take a horse-drawn taxi around town in Avoriaz - ©John Williams
Wengen, Switzerland has one of the oldest railways in Europe. - ©Wenger-Lauberhorn

Wengen, Switzerland has one of the oldest railways in Europe.
Copyright: Wenger-Lauberhorn

Wengen, Switzerland has one of the oldest railways in Europe. - ©Wenger-Lauberhorn
Snow-clad Zermatt with the Matterhorn in the background - ©Zermatt Tourist Office

Snow-clad Zermatt with the Matterhorn in the background
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Snow-clad Zermatt with the Matterhorn in the background - ©Zermatt Tourist Office
Switzerland. get natural. .
Mt. Rigi (1798 m), panoramic summit in Central Switzerland. The Vitznau - Rigi rack railway was Europe's first mountain railway (1871). The salon car 'Belle Epoque' from 1873..
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Schweiz. ganz natuerlich. .
Rigi (1798 m), Aussichtsberg in der Zentralschweiz. Die Vitznau -

Switzerland. get natural. . Mt. Rigi (1798 m), panoramic summit in Central Switzerland. The Vitznau - Rigi rack railway was Europe's first mountain railway (1871). The salon car 'Belle Epoque' from 1873.. . Schweiz. ganz natuerlich. . Rigi (1798 m), Aussichtsberg in der Zentralschweiz. Die Vitznau -

Switzerland. get natural. .
Mt. Rigi (1798 m), panoramic summit in Central Switzerland. The Vitznau - Rigi rack railway was Europe's first mountain railway (1871). The salon car 'Belle Epoque' from 1873..
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Schweiz. ganz natuerlich. .
Rigi (1798 m), Aussichtsberg in der Zentralschweiz. Die Vitznau -
La Plagne Centre, France. - ©Elina Sirparanta

La Plagne Centre, France.
Copyright: Elina Sirparanta

La Plagne Centre, France. - ©Elina Sirparanta