Assessment of the environmental impacts of the "Audi Nines" event



The Distillery Concept & Creation GmbH, Innsbruck                        

Project Duration:

Summer semester 2019 (March-October 2019)


Project Description: 

„Audi Nines“ is a winter sports event organized in Austria, with a history of 11 years. In 2019, it took place in  Sölden and in Obergurgl, and attracted some of the world’s best skiers and snowboarders.

This media event features obstacles made of snow, for example jumps and quarterpipes, combining elements of slopestyle and boardercross.

The project is conducted as a part of the lecture “Resource Management”, by students from the master course “Technology of Environmental Engineering”. The focus of the project is on the collection and interpretation of data from the following areas:

  • CO2-eq emissions caused by the event
  • Energy consumption of special segments necessary for the event (Snow production, snow groomers/cats, transportation)
  • Waste management (types and amounts of produced wastes)
  • The role of water at the event

The project was conducted for the first time during the summer semester of 2019. The collected data are used to assess the state of environmental impacts caused during the event, and to identify hotspots.

The collected data serve as a basis for future measures towards the improvement of the event’s environmental performance.

Due to its worldwide media attention, the event sends a strong signal for similar events, motivating them to improve their own environmental performance.


Contact Information:

Universität Innsbruck
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Bockreis
Technikerstrasse 13
6020 Innsbruck

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