How can ski resorts survive the climate crisis? This village might have the answer

With the winter ski season getting shorter each year because of climate change, the tiny Alpine village of Sankt Corona am Wechsel in Austria saw the number of visitors coming to hit their slopes dwindle.

Between 1994 – 2014 Sankt Corona’s annual visitor numbers dropped from 70,000 to 25,000.

“The area was 100 per cent winter oriented and then we realised that due to climate change, […] summer was becoming more and more important. And so in 2015 we started to focus on developing the summer season and this is the result,” explains former snowboard instructor, Karl Morgenbesser.

A rollercoaster-like summer toboggan run and climbing space soon opened after the decision to

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