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Sun Peaks Independent News | What can resort communities do to help save future ski seasons?

October 28, 2021

Climate change will affect ski resort season length and quality due to variability of snowfall amounts and weather patterns, at both a high and low carbon emissions pathway. Research on projected impacts of climate change on Canadian ski resorts indicates the future of ski seasons depends on which way the world goes.

Tracking carbon production, and then going above and beyond carbon neutrality, is what Peter Larose, a TRU professor, researcher and strategist for sustainable tourism development, is urging SPR to do. Recently, he met with SPR and recommended they properly audit their sustainability initiatives and begin to put their focus on sustainability before profit margins. Read more