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Author : Mariangela Franch, Umberto Martini, Pier Luigi Novi Inverardi, Federica Buffa, Pietro Marzani & Maria Della Lucia
School/Work Place : University of Trento, Italy
Contact : federica.buffa@economia.unitn.it
Year : 2004
OPA : 2004 Runner Up

The aim of this paper is to highlight the impact of mass-ski tourism on the environment in the Dolomites (Italian Alps), where in winter the principal activities are snow sports. In implementing this development model the Dolomite region has achieved measurable results in terms of numbers of tourists and economic development for entire localities. Nonetheless some weaknesses in such model have come to light in terms of environmental, economic and social sustainability. The eTourism research group has carried out two field projects with a view to understanding the importance of the variable "quality of environment" for the winter tourist when deciding on a destination and similarly, how the major actors on the offering side approach local environmental issues. The results were used to form some hypotheses regarding possible alternatives to the mass-ski model of development for new or developing destinations within the region.


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Datesort
4 Think Tank X The Impact of Climate Change on Alpine Leisure Tourism... file 7684 Oct 13, 2013

This paper presents an interacting multi-agent model as a new method of examining the impact of climate change on Alpine leisure tourism and ski areas in a complex interacting model network. Since tourism varies at a small scale concerning ...

Author: Alexander Dingeldey & Anja Soboll 

Year: 2010 

3 Think Tank IX Courchevel, an outstanding alpine ski resort at a turn... file 3786 Oct 13, 2013

“Courchevel is first and foremost one among the founding elements of the huge touristic complex of les Trois Vallées in France. Linked to the neighbouring Allues and Belleville valleys by a 3,000 acres network area of regularly packed and ma...

Author: Daniel Tixier 

Year: 2009 

2 Think Tank VIII Environmental Education and Ecotourism: A Case Study o... file 5605 Oct 13, 2013

In this paper we take the standpoint that environmental education and ecotourism are highly related and depend on each other, and that ecotourism cannot be achieved without proper environmental education. Furthermore, in order to achieve qu...

Author: Mojca Arsenijevic & Marko Bohanec 

Year: 2008 

» Think Tank IV Mass-ski Tourism in the Dolomites and Sustainability: ... file 2655 Oct 13, 2013

The aim of this paper is to highlight the impact of mass-ski tourism on the environment in the Dolomites (Italian Alps), where in winter the principal activities are snow sports. In implementing this development model the Dolomite region has...

Author: Mariangela Franch, Umberto Martini, Pier Luigi Novi Inverardi, Federica Buffa, Pietro Marzani & Maria Della Lucia 

Year: 2004 

OPA: 2004 Runner Up 

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