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Abstract

This chapter examines the phenomenon of climate change and snow-deficient winters in the Swiss Alps and its economic impact on the winter tourism industry. Tourism stakeholders' adaptation strategies are then discussed.

Author(s)
Bürki, R.; Elsasser, H.; Abegg, B.; Koenig, U.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Tourism, recreation and climate change, 2005, pp 155-163
Abstract

The future of Swiss alpine winter tourism must be reassessed in view of global climate change in order to determine possible strategies for overall development of mountain regions. At present, 85% of all Swiss ski areas still have sufficient snow cover. A 300-m rise of the snow line, however, would ...

Author(s)
Elsasser, H.; Messerli, P.
Publisher
United Nations University Press, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Mountain Research and Development, 2001, 21, 4, pp 335-339