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dc.contributor.authorRupf, Reto-
dc.contributor.authorHaegeli, Pascal-
dc.contributor.authorKarlen, Barbara-
dc.contributor.authorWyttenbach, Martin-
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-04T14:14:36Z-
dc.date.available2019-07-04T14:14:36Z-
dc.date.issued2018-12-
dc.identifier.issn0276-4741de_CH
dc.identifier.urihttps://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/17441-
dc.description.abstractWinter backcountry sports such as skiing and snowshoeing have experienced a tremendous increase in popularity in recent decades in the European Alps. Recreationists commonly encounter other recreationists on their route. Because enjoying solitude and being close to nature are important motivations for pursing winter backcountry activities, crowding on back country routes is highly likely to diminish recreational experiences, with potential consequences for nature and recreationists. This study explored perceptions of and responses to crowding among Swiss backcountry skiers and snowshoers, using an online survey that asked about their motivations for pursing their activity and gauged their perception of crowding using the ‘‘people at one time’’ approach. Each of the 830 participants rated 4 scenarios on a 9-point Likert scale ranging from ‘‘far too few people’’ to ‘‘far too many people’’ and answered follow-up questions about potential displacement choices in response to perceived crowding. Participants rarely perceived backcountry routes as having too few people but often perceived them as crowded. We found only minor differences in perceptions of crowding among participants pursuing different activities or those with different motivations. The most common reaction to perceived crowding was to avoid the route in the future, and the next most common was to adjust a route to avoid the crowd on the day in question. This indicates that crowding is likely to lead to short- and long-term spatial displacement of winter backcountry sport activities. This is likely to have a negative impact on wildlife—as well as on backcountry recreationists’ safety, because they might inadvertently enter avalanche-prone areas.de_CH
dc.language.isoende_CH
dc.publisherInternational Mountain Societyde_CH
dc.relation.ispartofMountain Research and Developmentde_CH
dc.rightshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/de_CH
dc.subjectBackcountry sportsde_CH
dc.subjectOutdoor recreationde_CH
dc.subjectSkiingde_CH
dc.subjectSnowshoeingde_CH
dc.subjectMotivationde_CH
dc.subjectPerceived crowdingde_CH
dc.subjectSocial carrying capacityde_CH
dc.subjectWildlifede_CH
dc.subjectSwitzerlandde_CH
dc.subject.ddc700: Künste und Unterhaltungde_CH
dc.titleDoes perceived crowding cause winter backcountry recreationists to displace?de_CH
dc.typeBeitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschriftde_CH
dcterms.typeTextde_CH
zhaw.departementLife Sciences und Facility Managementde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen (IUNR)de_CH
dc.identifier.doi10.21256/zhaw-3178-
dc.identifier.doi10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-18-00009.1de_CH
zhaw.funding.euNode_CH
zhaw.issue1de_CH
zhaw.originated.zhawYesde_CH
zhaw.pages.endR70de_CH
zhaw.pages.startR60de_CH
zhaw.publication.statuspublishedVersionde_CH
zhaw.volume39de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewPeer review (Publikation)de_CH
zhaw.funding.snfNeinde_CH
zhaw.webfeedUmweltplanungde_CH
zhaw.webfeedWildtiermanagementde_CH
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