Chamonix - CS

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Chamonix - CS
1 background
1.1 NW alps
1.2 15Km from Swiss border and Italy
1.3 Right next to Mont Blanc (Europe's tallest peak at 4808m)
1.4 tourism centre for over 250yrs
1.5 Resident population of 10,000
1.6 100,000 visitors a day in summer
1.6.1 60,000 a day in winter
2 attractions for tourists
2.1 Summer
2.1.1 Montenvers railway takes you to Mer de Glace where you can wines the awesome scale of the glacier, and the valley it has carved
2.1.2 Ice cave where you can step into the glacier
2.1.3 350Km of marked hiking trails
2.1.4 rock climbing
2.1.5 40Km of mountain bike tracks
2.1.6 paragliding
2.1.7 pony trekking
2.1.8 outdoor cafes
2.2 Winter
2.2.1 cable cars and cogs offer easy access to pistes
2.2.2 2 local cross country skiing courses
2.2.3 walking/hiking
2.2.4 Snowshoe trails
2.2.5 Spa
2.2.6 skiing
2.2.7 snowboarding
2.2.8 ice-climbing
2.2.9 swimming pool
2.2.10 museums/shops
3 Impacts of tourism
3.1 Social
3.1.1 Positive
3.1.1.1 Improvements to public transport and healthcare
3.1.1.2 pedestrianised streets give safe access to shops
3.1.2 negative
3.1.2.1 can be congested, roads are narrow
3.1.2.2 shops, cafes, restaurants are tourist orientated and expensive
3.1.2.2.1 there are 5 souvenir and gift shops and 26 sports shops
3.1.2.3 houses are expensive
3.1.2.4 conflicts can arise, e.g. tourists against locals/peace seekers
3.2 Economic
3.2.1 Positive
3.2.1.1 huge economic benefit
3.2.1.1.1 For example the Montevners train to Mer de Glace costs $26
3.2.1.2 employment for locals
3.2.1.3 maintenance also provides jobs
3.2.1.4 supports local services
3.3 environmental
3.3.1 positive
3.3.1.1 maintained as attractive town
3.3.1.2 town is clean and well lit
3.3.2 negative
3.3.2.1 can be noisy/congested
3.3.2.2 mountain footpaths eroded due to walking/biking visitors
4 Management