Estimating the Economic Value of Ice Climbing in Hyalite Canyon: An Application of Travel Cost Count Data Models that Account for Excess Zeros

  title={Estimating the Economic Value of Ice Climbing in Hyalite Canyon: An Application of Travel Cost Count Data Models that Account for Excess Zeros},
  author={D. Anderson},
  journal={Econometrics: Data Collection \& Data Estimation Methodology eJournal},
  • D. Anderson
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Econometrics: Data Collection & Data Estimation Methodology eJournal
Recently, the sport of ice climbing has seen a dramatic increase in popularity. This paper uses the travel cost method to estimate the demand for ice climbing in Hyalite Canyon, Montana, one of the premier ice climbing venues in North America. Access to Hyalite and other ice climbing destinations have been put at risk due to liability issues, public land management agendas, and winter road conditions. To this point, there has been no analysis on the economic benefits of ice climbing. In… Expand

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