In the United States, Colorado has seen an estimated jump from 4 to 14 percent for tourism in the summer for the past several years, with record lodging occupancy, and traffic counts. In Europe, the Alps have also had to contend with environmental strains. A World Wildlife Foundation report cited “large tourist resorts [that] have an area consumption rate that is far greater than that of a non-tourist community.” But the surging investment and activities in the summer have raised awareness of increased environmental concerns that might cause damage to the winter experience. Get the full story at Skift