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Object of the guideline

The object of the guideline is to stimulate the operators of cable railways and ski areas to carry out an audit and to aid them in this.

Thereby the assessment parameters relevant for an audit are to be presented and a methodical set applicable within the framework of the audit is to be identified. As a further principle result of the project, knowledge of the methological details of integrated interstate assessment processes should be communicated.

It is not only about providing prerequisites, data and recommendations for a concrete improvement but also to develop a scientifically based model that will be used over the entire alpine range. The form of the guide can be seen against this backdrop. The main attributes are shown in the following table:


Declaration of the basic principles of the audit

  • General
  • Ski area based

Chapter 3

Presentation of the test area


Chapter 4

Methodical basics for the execution of a ski area audit

  • Screening
  • Protection of property based data collection in the ski area (ecological study)
  • Establishment of a ski area information system
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental test
  • Environmental aims and programs
  • Environmental management and monitoring

Chapter 5

Checklist for the practical application

  Chapter 6

Altogether the guide should - provide concrete support when establishing and executing the audit through the on the ground experience gained in the project - offer clear methodology for the execution of the audit and the basics for a professional standard - present the complex content in applicable and practical form through diagrams and examples.


Conference September 2015

More information will be announced soon!

Former activities:

Conference September 2014

Conference on glaciers - "topless in the future-? glacier areas in times of change"

Salzburg, September 28th, 2011

for further information please see

conference will be held in german with presentations available in english!

AWARD 2011 -Announcement of the winners -  on march 9th 2011!

at the XI. Alpine Conference in SLO

March 2011, at Brdo pri Kranju/Slovenia