Wildlife Tourism at popular ski vacation destinations is becoming a trend lately. People of all ages flock to ecological sites for the spectacular views and up-close interactions with animals in their natural habitat. There are those who hike at ski areas during the summer season, not only to see the slopes from a different view, but also to be one with nature. More often than not, these people are involved in wildlife research and in-depth studies on animals and their natural environment.
Other individuals tour the wildlife areas for new experiences. This includes seeing wildlife for photography, painting and other creative pursuits. Unlike the first type of ecological tourists, these vacationers tend to be inclined to social experience and to pursue less outdoor activities.
The more backcountry travelers combine nature observing with other typical summer activities such as hiking, cycling, boating, and fishing among others. These types of individuals are known to seek tranquility, relax outdoors, experience new things, and engage in family-friendly activities. They also usually like to take on those adventures on their own once in a whole and are less likely to seek help from tour guides.
There are also people who want to make that same trek, but don't do it often. These vacationers share similar characteristics with the previous group and are also known to integrate hiking with other activities. This group of people tend to have limited knowledge on wildlife and generally depend on structured itineraries from tour guides.
Nonetheless, all four types of excursionists seek nothing but positive experiences in the wild. These travelers expect to see nothing but abundant flora and fauna in their natural settings; each hoping to have the closest encounter with animals. Hence, many vacationers avail of guided tours for greater adventure outdoors. Tour guide operators, in turn, facilitate an authentic experience that allows guests to see nature from a new and different perspective.