Old 01-11-08, 02:36 PM   #16
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Snow fall and global warming don't mix. France has seen some resorts with shorter seasons now as a resultant of pglobal warming. Bugger
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Old 01-11-08, 08:14 PM   #17
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I went to a small evening resort in Switzerland the locals hang out at (1 old chair lift, 2 runs and a bar half way down). In the 80s it was open for a few weeks a year, in the 90s a few days. I went while I was out there in 2005 and it was open for 1 day. It didn't open at all the year before.

In most resorts the snow is just getting a little worse, but as they get so much snow and snow making is becoming more widespread people aren't really noticing at the moment. It is going to be a problem in the years to come.
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Old 01-11-08, 11:15 PM   #18
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I went to a small evening resort in Switzerland the locals hang out at (1 old chair lift, 2 runs and a bar half way down). In the 80s it was open for a few weeks a year, in the 90s a few days. I went while I was out there in 2005 and it was open for 1 day. It didn't open at all the year before.

In most resorts the snow is just getting a little worse, but as they get so much snow and snow making is becoming more widespread people aren't really noticing at the moment. It is going to be a problem in the years to come.
Yeah it tends to vary from place to place. Some of the continentals are feeling the pinch with shorter sessions. With global warming though the weather is becoming more and more eratic. I went to Switzerland a few years ago and still remember the temprature and snow fall been pretty good. Pronlem is that smaller resorts cannot always afford snow machines which means that nice Pistes which are often the beaten track and away from the tourist track will become few and far between.
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