Different Types Of Ski Vacation Destinations
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Whether you are a real estate developer or just a winter sport tourist with an academic inclination, it is always beneficial to identify different types of ski vacation destinations. There are several types of classifying ski resorts but the most scholastically verifiable is categorizing them by generations. This type of classification pretty much encapsulates both the general history and its several geographic features. It is still the most recommended identification used in the ski industry today. The following types of ski resorts are as follows:

First Generation

First generation ski resorts are those that have been developed around a well-established summer resort or village. It goes without saying that these locations lie at the heart of a territory built for providing a temporary leisure home for travelers. Aside from commercial territory, these winter vacation spots also lie at the heart or periphery of a luxurious residential area (e.g. exclusive subdivision). Naturally, these ski vacation sites are relatively not more than a decade old. After all, they are often understood as the recreational extension of an alpine civilized zone.

Second Generation

Second generation ski resorts are those identified as winter sports venues found within a non-tourist territory. These ski resorts are either located within low-key remote villages or even countryside flat lands. What makes these locations ideal is that despite their distance from civilization, they are relatively new. Developers might be lucky to get concessions from residents in the area. Building ski resorts in remote farmlands are a bit challenging on a financial standpoint, mostly because it has limited access to basic civic amenities (e.g. hospitals, supermarkets, fire stations, etc)

Third Generation

Third generation ski resorts points to winter recreations facilities built from scratch on a virgin territory. It is the most ambitious type of vacation spot a developer would undertake. After all, it would take a pioneer to establish a commune in the middle of an uninhabited land. First and second generation ski resorts are created because of nearby civilization. But unlike first and second generations, nearby settlements exists for and because of the planned ski resort.

Fourth Generation

Lastly, fourth generation ski resorts are those created from a virgin territory or around an existing village. Unlike the other generations, winter vacation spots under these category are not less than four decades old. Simply put it; these are ski vacation destinations that have built an enduring legacy, one with rich traditions rich academic tourists are fond of.


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