Snow tourism is an economic sector of great importance in the high mountain areas of the Pyrenees, and also one of the most vulnerable to climate change. The NIVOPYR research project  is an international initiative of the Working Community of the Pyrenees (CTP), aimed at assessing the influence of climate change on the evolution of snow tourism, and more specifically on alpine skiing in the Pyrenees.
Mountain areas have been identified as regions particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and as areas of great interest for the detection and assessment of possible impacts. In recent decades, winter tourism, highly sensitive to changes in weather and snow availability, has become one of the main economic activities in mountain areas and plays a key role as a source of income and local development. Knowing how climate change affects this sector and defining adaptation strategies are the main challenges faced by the NIVOPYR project. This research project is developed on the 49 most important alpine ski resorts in the Pyrenees, concentrated in a central area limited in the west by La Pierre Saint-Martin (Nouvelle Aquitaine) and in the east by Vallter 2000 (Catalonia).
The main objectives of the NIVOPYR project are:
The main results of the NIVOPYR project are presented below.
Some of the actions proposed for the different types of stations are presented below:
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