TTL Activities under Focus1: SNOW
The share of winter tourism and summer tourism is more or less equal, each accounts for 4%. If environment conditions remain favourable, winter tourism would have the better opportunities for growth. It developed in particular during the 60ies and 70ies based on snow. However, the recent proof of warming in Austria and elsewhere in the world, make concepts of how to adapt to shrinking snow masses necessary. The observed level of warming already kicked out small scale, low altitude, near by cities resorts.
With a first conference in November 2004, related to the topic "Snow", we promoted the establishment of a Co-operation Centre "Technology.Tourism.Landscape". Further events will follow in the near future. The aim is to develop a set of relevant research proposals related to projects described in the proceedings for this conference. The usefulness of a program is more than the sum of aggregated projects. We hope that we can demonstrate this in future and invite interested institutions and researchers to combine efforts with us.