To preserve the nature is about preserving our ecosystem in mountains and forests, so that generations to come can enjoy nature as we do today.
One of the 10 principles for sustainable tourism is to support the conservation of natural areas, wildlife and habitats, and minimize their destruction.
Trysil is rich in beautiful and pure nature. It is therefore important that this wealth is managed correctly by ensuring good planning of the landscape, greener development and adapting activities.
What is being done today?
An important aspect behind the development in Trysil, is to keep the holiday homes gathered within defined areas and not occupying more area than necessary.
50 percent of the cabin development is centralized around the ski resort with ski in/ski out. In this way the destination works efficiently and guests in Trysil can leave the car during the entire stay.
Infrastructure from the construction of Trysil as a ski resort for over 50 years, is now used to create a year-round destination. For example, lifts and facilities in and around the ski resort are also used for activities such as trail biking and hiking in summer. Trails are designed to blend in with the surroundings, to have no negative effect on nature, as well as little maintenance is required.
Destination Trysil has a close dialogue and collaboration with DNT Engerdal-Trysil (The Norwegian Trekking Association) on sustainable trail development. Among other things, trail responsibles have been established, traffic is monitored and digital registration cards have been introduced.Trails are improved to withstand the traffic.
For the most visited hiking route, the hike across Skagsvola, a visitor management strategy has been prepared. Trysil has also had the fortune to have people from Nepal, sherpa people, on visit, and they have built a route in Fulufjellet National Park and hopefully the planned sherpa-built route at Skagsvola can be realized in 2022.
The municipality is revising the climate and environmental plan, which will also describe measures to ensure biodiversity and wildlife. Scheduled for completion in 2021.
Goals towards 2030
- Ensure that the development of accommodation and lifts and other critical tourist infrastructure runs smoothly and within Trysil's capacity.
- Prioritize ski in/ski out and bike in/ bike out to create an efficient destination that handles the volume of guests with the least possible footprint.
- Strengthen efforts to preserve and secure Trysil's culture and natural heritage.
- Develop services and facilities that fit well with the nature and outdoor areas in Trysil, the quality and character of the landscape and the wildlife and biological diversity.
- Ensure that the development of sustainable bike trails and the number of guests goes hand in hand, in order to maintain guest satisfaction and sustainable use of nature.
- In all development, always think sustainability. Accommodation, products, experiences, shopping, and so on.
- When purchasing and planning for new investments in companies, sustainable choices must always be considered.
it is in the interest of the tourism industry to take care of the nature the way the tourists want to experience it; Natural landscapes, pristine forests, wildlife, clean air and clean water.
The people of Trysil, “tryslingene”, are fully aware of the values that nature gives them, they want to manage it properly and are making several good efforts.
Local businesses work well together to strive for sustainable use of land and local value creation in the construction of holiday homes and tourist beds.
The destination is also aware of the fact that the increased offer of activities all year round causes wear and tear on nature. Efforts to ensure good management of the outdoor life are given high priority.