Ski tourism and climate change: effects and business response

Climate change, both from natural and anthropogenic causes, has already affected and will continue to affect physical and biological systems in many parts of the world. The ski industry is one of the first and most visibly impacted industries by the risk of climate change. In this study the effects of the climate change on the ski industry of different countries and their responses will be analysed.


Link to case study: 713 Mini case Study

Author: Anna Ongaro 703_e


Bicknell, S., & Mcmanus, P. (2006). The Canary in the Coalmine: Australian Ski Resorts and their Response to Climate Change. Geographical Research, 386-400.

Moen, J., & Fredman, P. (2007). Effects of Climate Change on Alpine Skiing in Sweden. Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

Scott, D., McBoyle, G., Minogue, A., & Mills, B. (2006). Climate Change and the Sustainability of Ski-based Tourism in Eastern North America: A Reassessment. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 376-395.


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