The Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council (ARCC) holds an Alpine Industry Conference each year. They are described as ‘bringing together government, government partner agencies, researchers, and private industry to provide participants with valuable and relevant information to assist with the planning and strategic decision-making in a changing environment’.
The conference will feature 3 facilitated panel sessions that will broach major issues facing the Victorian alpine industry.
In 2017, the conference will be held 4 – 5 May, in Marysville. The theme is ‘Managing a Changing Landscape’, with a focus on the impacts of climate change on the alpine environment and what this will mean for businesses which are reliant on snow fall.
April 3, 2017 at 7:28 pm
You do not manage an environment’ it manages you, and it will, when snow becomes an occasional spectacular tourist occasion in the Alps when temps are 4degrees+ warmer planet-wide and most of our rarer Alpine species are just a photo in a book. Where is the environmental contribution to this? It’s all people who want to make a buck while they can….. Monkeywrenching required…….
April 3, 2017 at 7:34 pm
Mick, yes, its very hard to say anything nice about the alpine resort managers. I really only know VIC, but they have been nothing less than pathetic when it comes to climate change. They have completely ignored the issue, beyond promoting some ‘feel good’ behaviour change stuff and a bit or food recycling. Their best option seems to be to invest in more snow making infrastructure in the hope the snow industry lasts a bit longer, and ‘green season’ tourism developments. Pretty pathetic effort…