You don’t have to stop taking ski holidays, but if you decide to take one less flight this winter then you will have made a difference.

Will flying less make a difference?

There are a lot of ways of calculating CO2 per person.

Most estimates suggest the CO2 per capita in the UK is currently ~5 tonnes. That figure is actually coming down the whole time, mainly due to how we source power in the UK, meaning the flights you take become even more important relatively.

But let’s look at some numbers:

The latest carbon footprint data from Protect Our Winters are shown below:
Car, alone, from London (via Eurotunnel) – 388
Car, three sharing, from London (via Eurotunnel) – 132
Coach from London (via ferry) – 72
Plane via Geneva (airport-to-resort transfer by coach) – 250
Plane via Geneva (airport-to-resort transfer by taxi, three sharing) – 262
Eurostar + TGV via Paris (change in Paris with RER, station to resort transfer by coach) – 11
Eurostar + TGV via Paris (change in Paris with taxi, three sharing; station-to-resort transfer by taxi, three sharing) – 14
Eurostar Snow via Lille (station-to-resort transfer by bus) – 10
Eurostar Snow via Lille (station-to-resort transfer by taxi, three sharing)  – 12
Figures to the nearest kg CO2e

All you need to do is decide to travel to your ski holiday by train, by coach or in a full car instead of flying.