A just-released study conducted by the National Resource Defense Council and Protect our Winters forecasts potential economic impacts of climate change on the wintersports economy and the numbers aren’t good.
What I find interesting about this is that ski resorts still seem to be hot properties. Whistler has new owners, Powder Mountain has new owners, and Vail just bought two more resorts. In this climate, ‘ski resorts’ need to have a ‘mountain resort’ strategy to be sustainable.
Politically, this is a very real wake-up call for politicians who use economic impacts to argue against climate change treaties or regulations.