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Coronavirus pandemic adding to climate change woes for ski resorts

Date
18 March 2020
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
AbstractFull Text

Purpose - Traditional winter tourism destinations in the Alps are facing the transfers of skiers to other destinations, so the western skier market is flattening. Due to the geographical position, the changes in the ski market, and current investments, Slovak winter tourism destinations are in...

Author(s)
Gajdošíková, Z.; Gajdošík, T.; Kučerová, J.
Publisher
Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of Rijeka, Opatija, Croatia
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality Management, 2019, 25, 1, pp unpaginated
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change adaptation - a new strategy for a tourism community: a case from the Bavarian Alps.

This chapter describes the task of developing a climate-change adaptation strategy for a small German ski resort, helping it transform into an all-season destination. This adaptation plan consists of a critical SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis, a newly formulated...

Author(s)
Bausch, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395207)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Winter tourism forces and challenges: spatial, socio-cultural and economic issues and climate change adaptation.

This chapter summarizes the first part of the book which deals with a number of winter tourism dynamics currently influencing tourism planning and development in mountainous areas worldwide. The chapters in this section introduce major challenges in the overall development of ski resorts, including ...

Author(s)
Pröbstl-Haider, U.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395207)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Winter tourism: trends and challenges.

This book on winter tourism consists of three parts. Part I is addressed to current challenges in winter tourism including regional planning, socio-cultural conditions, climate change and economic challenges. Part II gives an overview of behavioural research in winter tourism. The authors present...

Author(s)
Pröbstl, U.; Richins, H.; Türk, S.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395207)
Type
Book

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