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Cover for The challenges of sustainability in the management of ski resorts: the experience of the dolomites.

This chapter discusses the pillars that have enabled the development of the Dolomite winter tourism offer in the Italian Alps, the limits of this model and the challenges that stakeholders in the sector are now facing. The analysis is based on findings from fieldwork conducted in some of the...

Author(s)
Martini, U.; Buffa, F.; Lonardi, S.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395207)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The role of cable cars and ski lifts as key innovations in the evolution of winter tourism.

Besides being the crucial basic innovation for ski tourism, the technological progress through innovations in cable cars and surface lifts (CCSLs) also has had an important influence on the further development of ski tourism. The main aim of this chapter is to illustrate these influences in...

Author(s)
Mayer, M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395207)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Gill, A. M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395207)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How to manage ski resorts in an environmentally friendly way - challenges and lessons learnt.

This chapter aims to encourage cableway operators and ski area managers to introduce environmental management systems (EMSs) in their organizations by presenting different experiences and applications. To this end, the chapter outlines key aspects in different settings by describing two separate...

Author(s)
Pröbstl-Haider, U.; Hödl, C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395207)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tourism diversification in the development of French ski resorts.

This chapter addresses the developments in tourism governance, along with the characteristics and processes that define tourism governance. In particular, it aims (i) to understand, in the French Alps context, how the organization of tourism destinations will evolve, due to both the diversification ...

Author(s)
Achin, C.; George, E.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395207)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Preferences for renewable energy sources among tourists in the European Alps.

This chapter examines tourists' reaction to the development of renewable energy installations in the European alpine area. In particular, it examines (1) which of the available infrastructure facilities used to generate renewable energy finds the greatest degree of acceptance among tourists; (2)...

Author(s)
Jiricka-Pürrer, A.; Schmied, J.; Pröbstl-Haider, U.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395207)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A resort municipality without residents? The case of Jumbo Glacier resort in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia, Canada.

This chapter discusses the decades-long process of development of the proposed Jumbo Glacier ski resort and describes in some detail a long-standing polarization and numerous challenges surrounding the decision approval process at the provincial and regional levels. The Jumbo story unfolded in...

Author(s)
Owens, C. E.; Rutherford, M. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395207)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Winter tourism and seasonality in Iceland.

This chapter presents an overview of how tourism seasonality in Iceland has changed in recent years, with particular emphasis on a case study area, Hornafjörđur municipality, in rural south Iceland. The chapter pieces together available data from many and somewhat disparate sources, in order to...

Author(s)
Árnason, P.; Welling, J. T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395207)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Safety, risk and accidents - experiences from the European Alps.

This chapter analyses the role of risk and danger in outdoor recreation with a special focus on winter tourism, and then presents recent findings on accidents and injuries when practising winter sport activities. Finally, this chapter provides recommendations to reduce the number of accidents and...

Author(s)
Pröbstl-Haider, U.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395207)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Collaboration and leadership as success factors of a ski resort - a multiple case study from Finland.

This chapter investigates stakeholders' perceptions of the factors affecting the success of a destination, in this case the three biggest ski resorts in Finland. The study suggests that effective collaboration and leadership are key facilitators to the success of a destination.

Author(s)
Komppula, R.; Alegria, E.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395207)
Type
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