No Skiing in Massachusetts by 2039

Chief Snow Junkie December 5, 2012 0

Just another day on the hill circa 2040.

You don’t need to be a climate scientist to see that the weather has been screwy in New England over the last few years. According to an upcoming paper by Scott and J. Dawon for the University of Ottawa, the future is looking particularly bleak for alpine skiers. They took several climate change models and attempted to predict how the Northeast would look in the upcoming decades.

According to their research, not a single ski area would be viable (open at least 100 days, 75% of opening by Christmas) in Massachusetts by 2039. Pats Peak, Crotched Mountain, and Sunapee didn’t fare much better.

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