There’s a growing interest in outdoor activity holidays. Lots of new sports are giving more and more people the opportunity to experience the world of nature. This is good not only for tourism and but also for our health. Tyroleans enjoy better than average health, and their love of exercise is a significant factor in this.
But the increasing demands on nature also give rise to conflicts. Mountain bikers on hiking trails, ski tourers unintentionally driving the wild animals out of their retreats, and climbers trampling all over farmers’ fields. Most of the time it is just a few individuals who make it difficult to achieve co-existence with nature without conflict.
Aim of the programme
In principle ski tours should only be planned in areas where obvious conflicts have already arisen between the stakeholders. Also in areas where the ski touring is to be promoted and funded, especially from the point of view of tourism, it makes a great deal of sense to devise measures very carefully to guide ski tourers into the right areas.
The aim - conflict management in all outdoor sports - is to be achieved, on the one hand, by means of dialogue between all nature users and, on the other hand, by providing nature users with guidance.
The guidelines on which the delivery of the programme was based have been defined by a steering group in which the following organisations were represented:
- Tyrolean Chamber of Agriculture
- Tyrolean Chamber of Commerce
- Tyrolean Hunting Association
- Austrian Alpine Association
- Province of Tyrol – Dept. for Environmental Protection
- Province of Tyrol - Section Forestry
- Tyrolean Mountain Rescue
|Chamber of Agriculture Forestry||Klaus Viertler|
|Chamber of Agriculture Alpine Pastures||Lanzinger Josef|
|Austrian Alpine Association – Dept. of Paths||Peter Kapelari, Hanna Moser, Liliana Dagostin|
|Forest Owners’ Association||Alfons Falch|
|LRV MTB Dept.||Reimund Ronacher|
|Tirol Werbung||Ingrid Schneider, Corinna Gleirscher|
|Tyrolean Hunting Association||Anton Larcher, Gerhard Schartner|
|Austrian Federal Forests SC||Hans Jörg Plötz|
|Chamber of Commerce Section Cable Cars||Stefan Mangott, Josef Ölhafen|
|Province of Tyrol - Dept. for Tourism||Gerhard Föger|
|Province of Tyrol - Dept. for Sport||Johannes Steindl|
Skiing and Snowboarding
|Austrian Federal Forests||Egon Fritz|
|Friends of Nature||Hanspeter Gärtner|
|Tyrolean Chamber of Agriculture||Hans Gföller|
|Province of Tyrol - Dept. for Environmental Protection||Michael Haupolter Reinhard Lentner|
|Netzwerk Naturraum Brixental||Franz Heim|
|Province of Tyrol - Dept. for Sport||Christoph Höbenreich, Johannes Steindl|
|Tyrolean Chamber of Commerce - Section Cable Cars||Philip Haslwanter|
|Austrian Alpine Association||Birgit Kantner, Georg Rothwangl|
|Tirol Werbung||Christian Klingler, Vanessa Musack, Ingrid Schneider, Eckard Speckbacher|
|Tyrolean Hunting Association||Thomas Messner, Martin Schwärzler|
|Morandell Freeriding Centre||Markus Morandell|
|Tyrolean Chamber of Commerce – Transport and Traffic||Josef Ölhafen|
“Talking gets people together.”
There are lots of conflicts which cannot be resolved consistently across the whole province. Here special local knowledge is needed to achieve sustainable solutions. With regard to the theme of “Ski and Snowboard Tours" and in the future also the theme of “Freeriding", it is the intention that local working parties should be able to offer solutions which can apply across the whole province and from which everyone can benefit.