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New Research Finds Season Shortened by 34 Days

05. April 2019
A study carried out by scientists from the University of Wisconsin has found that the average annual snowpack in the western U.S has progressively and on average arrived later and melted sooner over the past near four decades compared to the 1980s, shortening the snow season by 34 days.
The team’s study, published in a journal called Geophysical Research Letters, found that the amount of snow in western US states has declined by an average of 41 percent since the early 1980s, according to their research.

US media has focussed on the fact that climate change is posing a threat to the value of ski resorts and nearby homes. Tourism related to snow sports makes a $20 billion annual contribution to the US economy according to research conducted at Colorado State University and the University of New Hampshire.

The University of Wisconsin study projected that the value of homes near ski resorts could fall by as much as 55 percent in Utah, Idaho, Nevada and other lower-elevation areas as the impact of climate change grows.

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Patrick Thorne, also known as the Snow Hunter, is an industry expert in all technical developments in snow sports. In addition to his work Patrick is also father and knows the importance and fun of kids on snow.
Snowpack Change From 1982 to 2016 Over Conterminous United States
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