DISCUSSION: During the course of a given Winter season, ski resorts located both across the United States and skiing regions around the world aim to provide the best possible experience for their guests. Having said that, one of the premiere concerns in looking to the future of sustaining ski resort longevity is the ability of ski resorts to provide a consistent presence of natural and/or artificial snow. However, one of the biggest problems with the future ability for ski resorts to thrive is the prospect of a gradually warming climate. This is due to the fact that there would be a greater challenge for a ski resort to maintain its core integrity with a greater potential for an increasingly larger percentage of annual precipitation to be in the form of rain as opposed to snow. Thus, ski resorts from across the United States have already seen and seized this issue as a platform for advocating for greater awareness and active change to avoid further contributing to the already highly amplified issue of global climate change. Attached below is an exact excerpt from the corresponding article which was written by staff from the Yale Climate Communications Division.
"Since the program started in 2011, more than 40 resorts have participated. Their strategies for reducing emissions range from adding solar panels to retrofitting lighting systems and grooming the slopes with hybrid vehicles.In total, the resorts have reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by 44,000 metric tons. That’s equivalent to taking more than 9,000 cars off the road for a year."
To read the full story which includes the above text, click on the following link: www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/03/ski-resorts-band-together-to-cut-pollution/!
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