Towards a further globalization of the ski resort industry: Implications and issues

Authors: Rudi Hartmann*, University of Colorado
Topics: Tourism Geography, Development, Global Change
Keywords: ski resort industry, globalization
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Maryland A, Marriott, Lobby Level
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Among the continued concentration efforts of the ski resort industry and their business operations worldwide the recent efforts of two larger corporations with headquarters along the Front Range in Colorado stand out: Vail Resorts Inc. and the Alterra group. Both companies now own and/or manage more than a dozen ski areas each; additional collaborative agreements with other ski areas regarding their ski season passes have been made for the 2018/19 season. The present paper examines the implications and some of the issues in a further globalization of the ski resort industry.

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