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The Alps are losing their snow
A recently published study shows that winters are ever shorter and the amount of snow is decreasing. The main reason for long winters becoming more and more a thing of the past is the earlier spring thaw.
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For glaciers without a circus
The largest glacier ski resort in the Alps is to be built in Tyrol, Austria - on already melting glaciers. The planned connection of the ski areas in Pitztal and Ötztal goes against all reason, says Kaspar Schuler, Co-Manager of CIPRA International.
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The Future of Winter Tourism
We are inviting submissions to the first workshop on “The Future of Winter Tourism” which will be held in Rovaniemi (Finland) on April 3-5, 2017. The workshop is jointly organized by the University of Lapland and the Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI). www.ulapland.fi/wintertourism2017
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3rd Euro-Asian Mountain Resorts Conference
Under the title “Innovative Strategies for Sustainable Mountain Tourism Development” international experts will discuss current and future challenges, illustrate success stories and create once again a platform for exchange of innovative initiatives.
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Point of view: Skiing, adieu!
Winter is here and in many ski resorts the snow cannons are running at full blast. Yet the number of skiers is in decline, making it hard to justify the immense investments made with the aim of expanding ski areas. It is time to realise that skiing is not a business model with a future, says Katharina Conradin, President of CIPRA International.
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Departure time for helicopters
At a time of declining winter tourism, heli-skiing brings in extra income. While sports enthusiasts might pay a few hundred euros, nature pays a high price.
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