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.