Published: Dec. 15, 2016

Geography and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor C/T Rudi Hartmann presented a paper at the Tourism Naturally Conference in Alghero, Sardinia (Italy) October 3, 2016. The joint paper, with Shelley Broadway (Master’s Student, College of Engineering) and Amanda Weaver (Senior Instructor, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences), focused on the impact of the Vail & Beaver Creek World Alpine Ski Championships 1989, 1999 and 2015 on growth and change in Vail Valley. In a close-up study based on Shelley Broadway’s master’s thesis the development of The Town of Vail from the 1960s to 2010 as well as of the Vail Ski Area is reconstructed in a series of maps. The paper also discussed the goal of a sustainable future for Vail Valley and equity issues along the urbanized Vail Valley corridor.