Tag Archives: Ski areas

Will high-pressure ridge leave Rockies high and dry?

Could high-pressure ridge in the Pacific give ski towns in Rockies a dry Christmas? Also, a disturbing link to melting ice in the rapidly warming Arctic. Continue reading

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Jackson Hole soaring on its 50th birthday

Just why is Jackson Hole Mountain Resort punching so vigorously above its weight on its 50th birthday? It might something to do with some time-honored principles of the ski business.
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British Columbia skiing and climate change

The ski industry trade association in British Columbia recently convened a meeting to share insights about how to develop ski areas with climate change in mind. Continue reading

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Rainy day attractions at ski areas

With ski areas skunked in a fourth winter of drought, newspapers from Sacramento to Reno have started examining how ski-anchored mountain resorts might shift their attractions to be less reliant on snow. The short answer is that they’ve been trying for a long time, and it just ain’t easy. Continue reading

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Weather at the edges

Is the effect of global warming evident in our weather? Most of the time no, say climate scientists. But some say it can be detected in the extremes, as storms gain more punch. Continue reading

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