Quebec’s ski system in the face of climate change
This study on the Quebec ski system in the face of climate change will facilitate access to historical and future climate data on snow on the ground throughout Quebec and to understand the vulnerabilities of the system.
The Quebec Ski Area Association commissioned Ouranos to conduct a study on the system of alpine ski facilities and its adaptation to climate change. This study includes 3 projects:
Project 1: Portrait of the indices of snow on the ground
Project 2: Assessment of the Quebec ski system’s vulnerability to climate change
Project 3: Industry-wide resilience planning
This study on Quebec’s alpine ski system in the face of climate change will:
Facilitate access to historical and future climate data on snow on the ground throughout Quebec
Assess the vulnerabilities of the ski system, with regard to both skiing and resorts
Render ski facilities more self-sufficient in developing their climate change adaptation plans
Develop a resilience plan that will help expand knowledge across the tourism industry and contribute to the development of sustainable and resilient regional strategies
The Minsitère du Tourisme has awarded Ouranos a mandate to support adaptation to climate change in Québec's tourism sector. It will help partners experiment with innovative solutions to promote the development of a resilient tourism industry.
This project is funded by the Quebec government as part of the Ministry of Tourism's Action Plan for Responsible and Sustainable Tourism 2020-2025.