Europe's energy crisis threatens the ski season in Switzerland, where the government is expected to force resorts to save electricity. 

"We can save about 20 percent of the electricity," Berno Stoffel, chairman of the Swiss cableway association, told Swiss radio. 

He explained that gondolas and chairlifts can run at a lower speed and thus save electricity.

Stoffel did not rule out a reduction in the working hours of the grounds. 

The winter season will be associated with some inconveniences for ski tourists, it is clear from the interview of the chairman of the association of ropeways in Switzerland. 

"There will be no hot water in the sanitary facilities and the establishments will be minimally heated," said Stoffel, who did not rule out the cancellation of night skiing on lighted slopes throughout the country. 

But he emphasized that winter tourism is a major source of income in Switzerland