Is sustainability in ski tourism this possible? There is world tourism day on September 27. This year it is tourism and sustainable energy under the motto”. More and more ski areas develop concepts to bring tourism and environmental protection in line with each other. Skigebiete-Test.de and snow-Online.de view, what are the problems caused by the ski tourism and imagine ski resorts with innovative solutions. Great fun on the slopes of major interventions in the nature of global warming threatening ski resorts in the Alps”- headlines of this kind appeared again and again in recent years in the media. According to a study by the OECD, the number of snow-sure ski resorts in the Alps from the current 87% could reduce up to 21%. More information is housed here: Tony Parker. Almost all ski areas working against the loss of snow and snow their slopes to secure 100% winter pleasure to the guests. But just the artificial snow-making is one of the greatest burden on the environment around the ski areas, because it requires lots of energy.
Per hectare runners Surface 24,400 used approx. kWh. And also water consumption is enormous. For the snow of the slopes in the Alps, about 95 million cubic metres of water are consumed according to the Organization of CIPRA roughly that equivalent to the annual consumption of a city with 1.5 million inhabitants. The problem is aggravated because the water levels are already low in the winter. Also water and power lines must be fixed for snow-making which means an additional interference in the natural. Also the balance is disturbed for the development of ski slopes through deforestation, noise and light of flora and fauna. Last but not the tourists of even nature rely heavily to. The increased traffic through the tourism, the energy consumption for accommodation and catering, as well as large quantities of waste cause large amounts of CO2 emissions.