Skiers prepare for their run at Pitztal glacier, Austria.
Gulf Today Report
Although the Alps have been the best destination for skiing, the industry is seeing a slope down due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic.
The increasing issues due to climate change is also an important factor.
The ski industry in Europe makes almost half the world’s total money.
The soaring mountain range which stretches from France, along Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria and into Slovenia helps make Europe the leader in the ski industry.
Skiing is the most popular recreation in Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Austria, where more than 30 percent of the population strap on skis. But by absolute numbers, it is the Germans.
Skiing is a seasonal sport as few areas are high enough to boast summer snow, and few resorts have found the holy grail of year-round activities.
The skiing industry is heavily dependent on seasonal labout.
Vanat estimates that lockdowns that shut nearly all ski stations in mid-March resulted a drop of about 20 percent in terms of visitors on average.
The Domaines Skiables de France announced last month the objective for its ski areas to become carbon neutral by 2037.
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