“Navigating the weather continues to be an up-and-down elevator ride for area ski resorts, who say sudden warm weather meeting with cold has impacted their visitors — and their budgets,” reports Katy Savage in the Eagle Times (February 26, 2018).
See The Elevator Effect via https://www.eagletimes.com/articles/the-elevator-effect/
“While Presidents Day week is usually one of the busiest weeks for resorts, a 60-degree day at the start took a toll that several say they were unable to recover from,” writes Savage, who spoke to Okemo and Mount Sunapee Resort spokespeople and other ski area operators.
This analysis updates the 2012 study and furthers our understanding of how warming temperatures have impacted the industry…
The winter sports economy is important for the vitality of U.S. mountain communities. This report shows the urgency for the US to deploy solutions to reduce emissions and presents a roadmap for the winter sports industry to take a leading role in advocating for solutions. – See Protect Our Winters
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