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Could winter recreation resorts be left out in the warm?

Skiers and snowboarders pack the lift during opening day at Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area on Friday. (Kathy Plonka)
Skiers and snowboarders pack the lift during opening day at Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area on Friday. (Kathy Plonka)

WINTER SPORTS — Warm thoughts for the future of ski areas….

Report pegs cost of warming climate to winter tourism at $2B annually

The “Winter Tourism in Peril” report released Thursday by Protect Our Winters and the Natural Resources Defense Council said that warming temperatures and less snowpack could cut $2 billion annually from the $12.2-billion-a-year winter tourism industry in the United States. — Denver Post




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Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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