|WikiProject Skiing and Snowboarding||(Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)|
|WikiProject Travel and Tourism / Vacations / Hotels||(Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)|
Someone replaced the "inherently dangerous" statement with a statement that skiing is less dangerous than sports like golf. I haven't looked at the source, but isn't this a little silly? Perhaps we could just simplify the statement to say that skiing injuries can occur, so ski areas have first aid facilities. Or we could say something more balanced about the risk. But this is not the "skiing" entry, it's the "ski resorts" entry. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ssilvers (talk • contribs) . 17:02, 30 May 2006 (UTC)
- I'm contemplating starting an article for references I've gathered on skiing and snowboarding accident rates, which would be the best way to simplify this article and address the issue in skiing and snowboarding—neither of which mention it. While many people think skiing is dangerous, most tend to be nonparticipants, or novices. Those who think skiing is more dangerous than golf, either haven't been around enough golfers, or hang with a dangerous ski crowd.... —EncMstr 21:14, 30 May 2006 (UTC)
- This is an article on Ski Resorts, not Skiing. Skiing is just a small portion of what a Ski Resort is. Any information written regarding Ski Injuries should be on the Skiing page, same with Snowboarding injuries, Sledding injuries, walking on ice injuries, they should all be in their own respective pages. Including that most Ski Resorts have first aid stations would be fine in the article but I don't see the significance in talking about Ski injuries at all? I'm going to remove that line and reference, if anyone else feels differently please revert my change and lets discuss it further in the talk page, I'd like to hear others opinions on the matter. OlafBerserker (talk) 03:17, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
How about some history of ski resorts, worldwide, of course. I was just looking for details on the introduction of skiing in the US during the 30s as a CCC project in the 30s, as an example. As a kid in the 60s, skiing was something done by the rich in the east, and then in the 80s was something done in the west by yuppies flying to the west, or occasionally to the Alps. Now you can ski in the Persian Gulf. Mulp (talk) 18:21, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
This map is completly weird...Less than 200 stations in France, while this is the country which has one of the greatest (if not the greatest) number of ski lifts, ski areas...and ski resorts in Europe. And the color of the legend is missed : Italy is overrated, almost the same color between major actors of the winter tourism (Switzerland, Austria, France) and "smaller" actors (Germany, Spain, Finland...). In this map, Spain seems to be a major player in the European skiing economy...with about 30 resorts. The contributor is Spanish, it is probably a hazard...
Just some sources :
Aspects of tourism - Sport tourism development - see p.96 : http://books.google.fr/books?id=FU1dIQ64yoEC&printsec=frontcover&dq=sport+tourism+development+thomas+hinch+higham&source=bl&ots=WE2proKQGE&sig=Z8QRopx0Kpa8HbMikKdz_5d905A&hl=fr&ei=3LreTPTHMcTOhAe_z6DXDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
A wiki list : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ski_areas_and_resorts_in_Europe ... More than 300 in France.
Climate change in the European Alps - OECD - see p.26 : http://books.google.fr/books?id=tOlrEz02r7YC&printsec=frontcover&dq=climate+changes+european+alps&hl=fr&ei=bLveTLPBHsqI4Qaczck2&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=climate%20changes%20european%20alps&f=false
Laurent Vanat - swiss specialist of the economy of skiing. The document is about the lifts (see p.17). Not directly related with the number of ski areas, but we can see that France is among the top. http://www.institut-montagne.org/nuxeo/nxfile/default/eb7cf13f-626f-4147-8f0e-3441906cfd1f/file:content/RM-panorama2009.pdf
Conclusion : more than 300 ski areas for France (between 300 and 400 - it depends of the definitions). Nevasport (the source of the map) seems to be just a newspaper. I suggest to change this map.--Surfmann (talk) 16:30, 13 November 2010 (UTC)