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1

Why do people go to Chamonix?

Winter sports.
Sightseeing.

2

Where is the Chamonix Valley?

Eastern France at the foot of Mont Blanc.

3

Where is the Chamonix Valley close too?

Border with Italy and Switzerland.

4

Mont Blanc is what?

The highest mountain in the Alps.

5

How big is Mont Blanc?

4,810m.

6

How many tourists does the Chamonix Valley get a year?

One of the most popular tourist destination in the world.
5 million visitors a year.

7

The region has lots of what?

Glaciers.
Eg Mer de Glace.

8

Describe Mer de Glace.

The longest glacier in France.
7km long.
200m deep.

9

How many ski areas is there in the Chamonix Valley?

6 ski areas.

10

How many km of hiking trails is there in the Chamonix Valley?

350km.

11

How many km of mountain bike tracks is there in the Chamonix Valley?

40km.

12

What other attractions is there in the Chamonix Valley?

An Alpine museum.
An exhibition centre.

13

What impacts does tourism have on the region?

Economic.
Social.
Environmental.

14

The tourism industry in Chamonix creates what?

Lots of jobs.
2500 people work as seasonal workers every year.

15

What do companies make from tourism in Chamonix?

Lots of money.

16

Give an example of a business which makes a lot of money every year?

Compagnie du Mont Blanc.
Company that runs ski lifts and rail transport.
Turnover of 50 million euros.

17

The types of jobs in Chamonix have changed from what?

From farm labouring.
To jobs in restaurants and hotels.

18

Give an example of tourist developments?

Ski slopes have increased the risk of avalanches.
Meaning more deaths from avalanches.
Eg in 1999 an avalanche killed 12 people.

19

What do large numbers of tourists cause?

Lots of traffic which increases pollution.

20

Give an example of how tourists have caused a lot of traffic?

A study from 2002 to 2004 showed that traffic pollution was worse in the Chamonix region than in the centre of Paris.

21

There is a huge amounts of what used to run facilities for tourists?

Energy.

22

The huge amount of energy used increases what?

CO2 emissions.
Increasing global warming.

23

Tourism in the resort has to be what?

Carefully managed.

24

Management of the Chamonix Valley has to...

Balance the need to conserve the environment with the right of people to see and experience it.

25

What is put in place to help prevent affects of avalanches?

Avalanche barriers.
Avalanche awareness courses.
Daily bulletins to keep tourists aware of risks.

26

Name an area where avalanche barriers are located?

Taconnaz.

27

How is the amount of traffic managed in Chamonix?

By providing free public transport.
Low emission busses.

28

How are some hotels reducing their energy use?

Installing solar panels to heat water.
Systems to automatically turn lights off.
CO2 emissions are reduced.