Green is good for snowsports
Going greener will reduce your costs, create differentiated products, and improve customer satisfaction...as well as protect the precious resources on which your business depends. It will also ensure local communities benefit from tourism and that the natural environment is protected.
Warmer and shorter winters, unpredictable snow fall, and retreating glaciers are already affecting the snowsports industry – and these weather trends, and the impact of climate change, is set to continue. Everyone who works in snowsports needs to take action to protect their business and the future of the industry.
Who should use this guide?
Accommodation providers, travel agents, tour operators, resort management, tourist boards - in fact, pretty much anyone working in the snowsports industry.
Download the white paper 'Survival of the fittest' to find out why you should take sustainability seriously, and how it can help your business survive into the future.
Veronica Tonge is the founder and Director of Responsible Skiing, developed to provide consultancy and education to both the ski industry and ski destinations. Her philosophy is that Responsible Skiing is about engaging with the mountain destination, enjoying a range of winter activities in beautiful surroundings, and having a fun and memorable stay, but not at the cost of the environment or the local population. With a sound business background working with multinationals both in the tourism industry and elsewhere, combined with the depth of her knowledge of the ski industry and Responsible Tourism, she has a unique skillset to provide insight, research and advice. Sustainability and sound commercial business planning are not separate – but intertwined – and both critical for success.
Snowcarbon is an independent website dedicated to helping skiers and snowboarders reach ski resorts by train from the UK. The site has a wide choice of great ski resorts, each convenient by train, with journey details, booking guides and booking forms.
The Ski Club of Great Britain is a not-for-profit club for people who love snow sports. Membership of the club gives access to Ski Club Leaders in 35 resorts worldwide, discounts, premium snow reports, comprehensive information on and offline, and an active Ski Club community in the UK and in resort.
Respect the Mountains (RTM) creates awareness about mountain areas. Their main goals are to promote sustainable mountain tourism and to draw attention to these unique areas. RTM empowers mountain tourists and the mountain industry to adopt the Respect the Mountains 7 Ways. By following these simple yet effective actions, all sectors of the mountain tourism industry are encouraged to reduce their impact, whilst building a sustainable future.