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No more snowboarding in 20 years?

Damn. Better teach my future kids how to skateboard, then.

Read on another forum: "If someone held a gun to my head and said, "You have to move to Salida tomorrow", I'd probably do it. If they told me I had to go to Breckenridge instead, I think I'd just let them pull the trigger."
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Meanwhile around Vancouver we have had one of the best starts to the season I can remember. Im hearing the same from Banff too. Sooo...
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Meanwhile around Vancouver we have had one of the best starts to the season I can remember. Im hearing the same from Banff too. Sooo...
LATE start though.


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LATE start though.

The week of Nov 22nd was standard opening day with some pretty standard days in that week. Spotty, yes, but nothing out of the ordinary. Who knows...we have never had GREAT year long conditions on the local mountains with all out rain etc. Maybe global warming will mean we get more snow in this area.
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That's great I won’t need to move to a warmer climate when it comes time to retire.


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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.
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Snowboarding isn't going extinct in 20 years, you'll just have to drive further north

The one thing I'm interested in though is what melted icecaps will do to the current oceanic-atmospheric currents. Oceanic salinity plays interesting roles in weather patterns, and injecting that much freshwater into the system is going to change something.

The Day After Tomorrow movie is very loosely based off of scientific hypothesis of the above scenario.^

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Meanwhile around Vancouver we have had one of the best starts to the season I can remember. Im hearing the same from Banff too. Sooo...
There will always be outliers and anomalies. The important thing to remember is they are not an indication of a lack of climate change, and while the intermountain west is getting more rain in winter months some places will actually manage to benefit from warming. If multiple years string together with more rain than snow it becomes a bigger concern for places like Utah and Colorado. Not only because it ruins some of the local economy, but also because water is a precious resource (especially with growing populations).
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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.
Really? Because when faced with having to change our ways, we say fuck that, let's build biodomes instead! Maybe you can employ Pauly Shore, I hear he's low on cash


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There will always be outliers and anomalies. The important thing to remember is they are not an indication of a lack of climate change, and while the intermountain west is getting more rain in winter months some places will actually manage to benefit from warming. If multiple years string together with more rain than snow it becomes a bigger concern for places like Utah and Colorado. Not only because it ruins some of the local economy, but also because water is a precious resource (especially with growing populations).
Whilst I sympathize with your bad season and a half here in Japan we have had an early start to the season and tonnes of snow already.

My regular mountain wouldn't usually be open yet but I was in waist deep pow a few days ago.

I hear Russia is getting lots of snow and the alps too, clearly Canada is doing well also.

Certain parts of AMERICA are having a bad season, therefore winter is over forever.

Definitely a bummer, but calling anywhere other than America "anomalies" is a little self centered.
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