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The carbon footprint of active sport tourists (2018)

This paper discusses the annual carbon footprint of active sport

tourists caused by snow-sport-related travel in the context of day

trips, vacations, training courses, and competitions.

In summary, the average annual carbon footprint of snow sport tourists was 431.6 kg of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions. Boarders had a higher carbon

footprint than skiers. This finding can be explained with the value–action

gap and the low-cost hypothesis, suggesting that environmental

attitudes were not associated with pro-environmental behaviour

in terms of a lower carbon footprint because snow-sport-related

travel was perceived as a high-cost situation by respondents.

This study contributes to the literature on active sport tourism and carbon footprint.

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