Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
The Cryosphere, 13, 2149–2167, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2149-2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 2149–2167, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2149-2019
Research article
15 Aug 2019
Research article | 15 Aug 2019

Suitability analysis of ski areas in China: an integrated study based on natural and socioeconomic conditions

Jie Deng et al.

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The Chinese ski industry is rapidly booming driven by enormous market demand and government support with the coming 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. We evaluate the locational suitability of ski areas in China by integrating the natural and socioeconomic conditions. Corresponding development strategies for decision-makers are proposed based on the multi-criteria metrics, which will be extended to incorporate potential influences from future climate change and socioeconomic development.