The effect on the ski industry has already been significant. Between 1999 and 2010, low snowfall years cost the industry $1 billion and up to 27,000 jobs. Oregon took the biggest hit out West, with 31 percent fewer skier visits during low snow years. Next was Washington at 28 percent, Utah at 14 percent and Colorado at 7.7 percent.From the NY Times.
The winter sports industry contributes $66 billion annually to the nation’s economy, and supports more than 960,000 jobs across 38 states, according to the Outdoor Industry Association. A surprisingly large sector of the United States economy appears to be teetering on the brink.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Jobs Lost in Ski Industry
From the Department of We-Will-Pay-for-Climate-Change-One-Way-or-the-Other:
Posted by David Appell at 2/10/2014 04:48:00 PM