Chapter 10: Ski Resorts: Enjoyment versus Environmental Responsibility--Does There Have to Be a Choice?

Hudson, Simon; Herremans, Irene M.
April 2006
Cases in Sustainable Tourism: An Experiential Approach to Making;2006, p123
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Chapter 10 of the textbook "Cases in Sustainable Tourism: An Experiential Approach to Making Decisions" is presented. It explores the environmental responsibility of ski resorts as well as the challenges associated with the dilemma of balancing the protection of national forests or parks while making provision for the enjoyment of commercial skiing as a form recreation. It discusses conflicts between environmentalists and ski resort developers with regards to the environmental impacts of the ski resorts. It also cites the result of a survey regarding the environmental attitudes in the U.S. toward the development of mountains for commercial purposes.


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