A new infographic series "Changing Conditions: How Climate Change Will Affect the Ski Industry" built with data from Protect Our Winters’ 2018 Economic Report provides a digestible view of the role winter sports plays in our nation’s economy.
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According to the study, the winter sports industry generates $72 billion annually and supports nearly 695,000 jobs—all of which are at risk due to rising global temperatures that reduce snowfall and shorten the winter season.
The infographic below is the first in a series being produced by produced by Justin Sienkowski and Joe Manni for Skis.com.
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