The stories about snow in the Caucasus, t-shirts being worn at cross country events and palm tree lined boulevards in Sochi just keep coming. DEEP: The Story of Snow and the Future of Skiing written by Powder Editor Porter Fox discusses the impacts of climate change on the $66 billion ski industry. Written accessibly, rather than like a scientific journal story, DEEP captures the essence of what is at stake for our industry.
The impacts of climate change extend far beyond the ski slopes, from the bread baskets of the world to large stretches of coastal lands submerged the impacts are much more significant. Ultimately, it’s not the end of skiing and winter sports that truly matters, but if it gets your attention and causes you to take action so be it. What can you do? Donate to Protect Our Winters, then check out their get involved page to learn about what else you can do.