The literature on the impacts of ski tourism on the environment, and the waste implications and solutions, is largely limited to examples from the European Alps and North America. These include: • Littering by skiers on the slopes: organic and non/organic waste is thrown along ski runs or from lifts simply because there is no waste disposal nearby (NSAA, 2005). Littering depends to a certain extent on cultural norms and practices, which can differ from region to region. • Waste generated by ski resorts and villages, which includes the whole spectrum of organic and non-organic waste. • The physical infrastructure in ski resorts: the construction of access roads, ski slopes and ski lifts carry with it environmental implications: deforestation, disturbance to wildlife, soil erosion and habitat fragmentation (Rixen and Rolando, 2013). The construction of hotels and buildings result in large amounts of construction waste. • The environmental implications of artificial snow.
From collection: Waste Management Outlook for Mountain Regions - Sources and Solutions