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Winter tourism: trends and challenges.

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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 case studies and methodological concepts for both understanding the preferences and behavioural intent...


Chapter 28 (Page no: 354)

Merging of ski resorts, monopolization and changes in ownership structures: the case of Whistler.

This chapter discusses a historic profile of corporate ownership of mountain resorts in North America before focusing on the changing ownership structure of Whistler's mountain operations (British Columbia, Canada). Reports in the media are then drawn upon, including perspectives from representatives of the Whistler community and Vail Resorts' corporate managers, to trace reactions to the impact of Whistler Blackcomb's change in ownership. The discussion addresses the challenges of 'corporate-community relations' with a particular focus on the influence of new corporate culture on Whistler's long-standing record of excellent corporate-community engagement.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Winter tourism introduction: motivation and scope of the book. Author(s): Pröbstl-Haider, U. Richins, H. Türk, S.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Winter tourism forces and challenges: spatial, socio-cultural and economic issues and climate change adaptation. Author(s): Pröbstl-Haider, U.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 24) Winter sport destinations, spatial planning and protected areas. Author(s): Nischik, G. Mayer, M. Job, H.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 35) Winter resorts, indigenous rights and first nations planning for traditional territories in British Columbia, Canada. Author(s): Rutherford, M. B.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 47) The different shades of snow - an analysis of winter tourism in European regional planning and policy documents. Author(s): Bohn, D. Bernardi, C. de
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 64) Winter tourism in the alps and the implications of climate change. Author(s): Pröbstl-Haider, U.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 73) Climate change risk perceptions in nature-based tourism systems: a case study from western Maine. Author(s): Horne, L. Urioste-Stone, S. de Daigle, J. Noblet, C. Rickard, L. Kohtala, H. Morgan, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 82) Alpine winter tourists' view on climate change and travel mobility. Author(s): Abegg, B. Jänicke, L. Unger, R. Mailer, M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 92) Climate change adaptation - a new strategy for a tourism community: a case from the Bavarian Alps. Author(s): Bausch, T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 103) Economic relevance of different winter sport activities based on expenditure behaviour. Author(s): Mayer, M. Kraus, F.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 116) The knockout deal - pricing strategies in Alpine ski resorts. Author(s): Pröbstl-Haider, U. Flaig, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 138) Snow sports in schools and their importance for winter tourism - a descriptive study in North Rhine-Westphalia. Author(s): Mariotti, L.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 146) The impact of commercial snowmobile guiding on local communities. Author(s): Stewart-Patterson, I.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 155) Sustainable winter and summer mountain tourism destinations: idealism or possible reality? The perception of the millennial generation regarding achieving success of sustainability of Whistler, BC, Canada. Author(s): Ipenburg, I. van Richins, H.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 175) Winter tourism experiences: visitor trends, preferences and destination choice; diversification of experience offers; segments and marketing. Author(s): Türk, S.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 183) Winter recreation trends in the Swedish mountains - challenges and opportunities. Author(s): Fredman, P. Chekalina, T.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 192) A matter of culture: how cultural differences shape skiing motivation, behaviour and destination choice. Author(s): Pröbstl-Haider, U. Mostegl, N.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 212) Winter visitors' perceptions in popular nature destinations in Iceland. Author(s): Sæþpórsdóttir, A. D. Hall, C. M.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 228) Winter recreationist motivations: motorized, non-motorized and hybrids. Author(s): Vaske, J. J. Miller, A. D.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 236) Alternative outdoor activities in alpine winter tourism. Author(s): Abegg, B. Jänicke, L. Peters, M. Plaikner, A.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 246) Winter tourism management and challenges in the Tatra National Park. Author(s): Taczanowska, K. Bielański, M. Hibner, J. Jodłowski, M. Zwijacz-Kozica, T.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 257) Chinese guests in alpine destinations - what are they looking for? A case study from Switzerland regarding product preferences and landscape perception. Author(s): Rupf, B. H. Schillo, K. Arlt, W. G. Rupf, R.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 276) The 2-year tourist: lifestyle migration in Whistler, British Columbia. Author(s): Pavelka, J.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 291) Winter tourism development and sustainability: regional development, ownership and infrastructure; environmental management and sustainability; historical and future perspectives, trends and implications. Author(s): Richins, H.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 305) Development of downhill skiing tourism in Sweden: past, present, and future. Author(s): Demİroglu, O. C. Lundmark, L. Strömgren, M.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 324) The challenges of sustainability in the management of ski resorts: the experience of the dolomites. Author(s): Martini, U. Buffa, F. Lonardi, S.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 339) The role of cable cars and ski lifts as key innovations in the evolution of winter tourism. Author(s): Mayer, M.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 369) How to manage ski resorts in an environmentally friendly way - challenges and lessons learnt. Author(s): Pröbstl-Haider, U. Hödl, C.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 388) Tourism diversification in the development of French ski resorts. Author(s): Achin, C. George, E.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 400) Preferences for renewable energy sources among tourists in the European Alps. Author(s): Jiricka-Pürrer, A. Schmied, J. Pröbstl-Haider, U.
Chapter: 32 (Page no: 425) A resort municipality without residents? The case of Jumbo Glacier resort in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. Author(s): Owens, C. E. Rutherford, M. B.
Chapter: 33 (Page no: 442) Winter tourism and seasonality in Iceland. Author(s): Árnason, P. Welling, J. T.
Chapter: 34 (Page no: 461) Safety, risk and accidents - experiences from the European Alps. Author(s): Pröbstl-Haider, U.
Chapter: 35 (Page no: 476) Collaboration and leadership as success factors of a ski resort - a multiple case study from Finland. Author(s): Komppula, R. Alegria, E.
Chapter: 36 (Page no: 493) Winter tourism: lost in transition? The process of transformation and inertia of the ski industry and places in the French Alps. Author(s): Bourdeau, P.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Geography and School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2019
  • ISBN
  • 9781786395207
  • Record Number
  • 20193417009