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Coronavirus pandemic adding to climate change woes for ski resorts

Date
18 March 2020
Abstract

Climate change affects snowpack properties indirectly through the greater need for artificial snow production for ski centers. The seasonal snowpacks at five ski centers in Central Slovakia were examined over the course of three winter seasons to identify and compare the seasonal development and...

Author(s)
Mikloš, M.; Skvarenina, J.; Jančo, M.; Skvareninova, J.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Water, 2020, 12, 12,
Abstract

The demand for foresight on how climate change will alter the competitiveness of ski destinations continues to increase. Norway is often considered the country where modern skiing began, yet its climate change risk remains largely unknown. The SkiSim2 model is run with RCP 4.5 and 8.5 emission...

Author(s)
Scott, D.; Steiger, R.; Dannevig, H.; Aall, C.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2020, 23, 19, pp 2396-2409
Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to discuss the external and internal factors that support or challenge a possible transformation of Arctic Sweden into a major ski destination under a changing climate. Design/methodology/approach - The paper questions future availability of the physical and...

Author(s)
Demiroglu, O. C.; Lundmark, L.; Saarinen, J.; Müller, D. K.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Journal of Tourism Futures, 2020, 6, 1, pp 91-101
Abstract

Climate change has become a business planning reality in the ski industry, with differential impacts and adaptive capacity important for intra- and inter-regional market competitiveness. Potential climate change impacts are examined at 171 ski areas in Ontario, Québec and the US Northeast using the ...

Author(s)
Scott, D.; Steiger, R.; Knowles, N.; Fang Yan
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2020, 28, 4, pp 568-586
Abstract

Climate change risk has gained considerable attention within the ski industry and its investors. Several past studies have overlooked the adaptive capacity of snowmaking and within-season demand variation and therefore overestimated climate change impacts. This study of the Austrian ski market (208 ...

Author(s)
Steiger, R.; Scott, D.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2020, 77, pp 104032
Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyze the performance of hedging strategies based on snow and temperature options developed by ski operators to protect their profitability under adverse changes in climatic conditions. The setup is based on a joint non-parametric model for snow and temperature aimed...

Author(s)
Ballotta, L.; Fusai, G.; Kyriakou, I.; Papapostolou, N. C.; Pouliasis, P. K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2020, 77, pp 104011
News Article

New publication exploring the impact and management of winter tourism resorts

Date
17 October 2019
Abstract

Tourism Climatic Indices (TCIs) are widely used in the global North to quantify the climatic suitability of a destination for tourism. Only one such study has been conducted in southern Africa to date. It is in a chronic shortage of research on tourism and climate change in the southern hemisphere. ...

Author(s)
Noome, K.; Fitchett, J. M.
Publisher
Science Press and Springer, Beijing, China
Citation
Journal of Mountain Science, 2019, 16, 11, pp 2453-2469
Abstract

Winter alpine tourism has been repeatedly identified as one of the economic sectors most at risk from climate change in Switzerland. However, all of the costs that have been estimated so far for the Swiss tourism sector are, to some extent, misleading as they do not, or only partially, incorporate...

Author(s)
Gonseth, C.; Vielle, M.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Environmental Modeling & Assessment, 2019, 24, 3, pp 265-277

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