This review of the literature covers the implications of climate change for the ski industry and how adaptation by ski area operators has ben treated in the research literature.
Adaptation options discussed include: - Government level: subsidies for energy costs, public land leases, infrastructure grants, improved weather forecasts - Ski area operators: technological improvements (snowmaking, slope development, cloud seeding, indoor skiing) and business practice improvements (ski conglomerate, revenue diversification, marketing) - Ski associations: public education and political lobbying - Financial sector: weather insurance
The authors suggest future research that develop methods to incorporate adaptation into vulnerability assessments.
CITE: Scott, D., McBoyle, G. (2007). Climate change adaptation in the ski industry. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 12, 1411-1431.