I was dating a guy who was a former meterologist and now does climate research for NASA (I live right by a NASA hub, cute guys but ALL freaks) He kept telling me that there will be no more snowboarding in 20 years and all sorts of other nasty things that are awaiting our future here on earth.
aaaaaaaaaand I had to dump him because I couldn't take the doom and gloom he was always spouting off about.
Ill just move to antarctica or AK when that happens.
Plan B: In 15 years, build giant friggin domes around all the ski resorts in the Rocky Mountains, cool the insides, have some kind of artificial climate control that will hopefully be invented by then to make it dump snow, open for business ALL YEAR LONG. The people who run the resorts and own the land should make enough money to cover the construction and materials costs in the first year of operation. They should be completed in about 5 years, which is why I say start in 15 years.
It sounds perfect, we just need more engineering students today and we should be able to pull it off. I'm pretty sure that with the desire to go snowboarding again, people will also volunteer to help in the construction process. The government might also support it because being able to have the winter sports industry operational all year could be a way to stimulate the economy; with more people paying the taxes on tickets, food, and products. They wouldn't need to increase the taxes, because a shit load more people would be paying the same taxes all year round. Everybody wins.