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Feature - White Gold Fairytale Has A Hard Time
John Vink
Once upon a time, snowfall was abundant in the Alps. Villagers were mostly confined to their home during the long winter months and local economy of the Alps came to standstill. In the 1930’s well-off tourists ventured to the higher valleys and started tracing tracks on the virgin slopes with skis. A mainly luxurious infrastructure was set up little by little. Mountain tourism during the winter was born.

Then, in the 1970's, democratization of the slopes set in. The number of visitors wanting to enjoy the whizzing sound of their skis increased thousand fold. Over a period of only two generations...

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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 1/01/2017: Rainbow in...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 6/01/2017: Skiers pass...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 4/01/2017: A new track...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 4/01/2017: A skier takes...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 4/01/2017: A 'langlauf'...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 3/01/2017: Skiers are...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 1/01/2017: This ski resort...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin d'Arves (Savoie). 2/01/2017: A quad rides...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 1/01/2017: This ski resort...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin d'Arves (Savoie). 2/01/2017: The name of...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 4/01/2017: A sign next...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 1/01/2017: A net protects...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 4/01/2017: Summer pastures...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 3/01/2017: A skier with...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 3/01/2017: A skier with...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 2/01/2017: A skier with...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 6/01/2017: A skier with...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 3/01/2017: A skier with...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 1/01/2017: A boy rests...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 5/01/2017: A small 4cm...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 5/01/2017: A snow levelling...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 5/01/2017: Members of...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 5/01/2017: Two of the...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 5/01/2017: Two of the...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 5/01/2017: A member of...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 5/01/2017: Two of the...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 5/01/2017: A member of...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 5/01/2017: Two of the...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 5/01/2017: A GPS based...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 5/01/2017: A member of...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 5/01/2017: Snow levellers...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 5/01/2017: A snow leveller...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 5/01/2017: The snow generated...
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FRANCE, Saint Sorlin D'Arves (Savoie). 3/01/2017: The company...
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