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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