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Ok, first off, this thread is not meant to ignite political discussion. I don't care if you believe in global warming, if you think the administration is doing a poor job, who pollutes the planet the most, etc. The fact is that, at least here in Indy, we're starting boarding season later and ending sooner every year. Our first local slope to open last year was in mid December and it closed the beginning of March. That's SAD. That's not even 3 months of boarding. I can only imagine how the monster resorts over seas are faring. That said, I get a subscription to Popular Science and I thought this article was interesting. It's amazing what lengths these resorts will go to in order to protect their ice. I think it's pretty astounding. Here's the link.

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Wow, thats pretty incredible. I cant even imagine how much a project like that would cost!
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I think $12 million per square mile. Whistler/Blackcomb has roughly 4757 acres of skiing. That's 7.5 square miles. That means they would have to spend $90 million to cover their resort.
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Global warming actually makes winters colder & summers hotter.
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I think $12 million per square mile. Whistler/Blackcomb has roughly 4757 acres of skiing. That's 7.5 square miles. That means they would have to spend $90 million to cover their resort.
Oh. Thats it?

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Global warming actually makes winters colder & summers hotter.
Just shorter winters?
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Don't really know much about it, thats just what al gore said. It like creates bigger storms and stuff .
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That's not really true. It makes the planet hotter in general. The only place that might get colder is Europe and ONLY if the northern glaciers melt enough to cool the ocean and stop the currents that channel warm water from the equator and cold water from Greenland. The entire idea of global warming is that the Earth is heating up. That means bad new for snowboarders. I say we break the bank and cover the whole friggin planet in aluminum foil. Reflect all the sun and start a new ice age. Snowboarding down mile high glaciers in Indiana? Yes please!
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