Endangered Ski Areas

Endangered Ski Areas

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According to the article Managing for climate change in the alpine ski sector in the journal Tourism Management, Sugarloaf is just one of many Northeast areas that will suffer from climate change. Even under low-emission scenarios, the authors believe Sugarloaf may not be able to stay open for 100 days annually–the period of time estimated necessary for a resort to be economically viable. The report estimates that major changes will likely occur between 2010-2039.