Utah is well known for the greatest snow on earth. Utah’s snowfall has been instrumental in growing the state’s tourism and ski industries, hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics, and even securing the American Olympic Commission’s bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics. However, climate change threatens the long term stability of Utah’s ski industry and some ski locations in the United States are forecast to have 50% shorter ski seasons by 2050 due to higher temperatures and lack of snow. Join our panel as they discuss what can be done to combat climate change and protect Utah’s vibrant ski industry.
Dr. McKenzie Skiles, University of Utah Geography Department
Maura Olivos, Alta Environmental Center
Leah Lange, University of Utah Ski Team (Nordic)
Jackie Wiles, Olympian, U.S. Ski Team
Dr. Peter Veals, Research Scientist, Department of Atmospheric Science (Moderator)
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