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Study: Climate change may impact Park City ski season



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PARK CITY -- The number of ski days may be dwindling in Park City. A new report by Stratus Consulting says climate change could cause Park City to lose one-third of its ski days by 2075.

Study results show the snow-sports industry could lose business for the spring break and Thanksgiving holidays. The Deseret News reports if that happened, Park City would lose $120 million in revenue by 2030, with more than 1,100 fewer jobs.

By 2050, losses could reach as high as $392 million with 3,700 fewer jobs.

Experts predict the average temperature by 2030 will have increased by 3 to 5 degrees Celsius.

But scientists say little changes will make a big difference, and this is a solvable problem.

The Deseret News reports study results were presented last week during a Save Our Snow symposium. Park City environmental-sustainability director Diane Foster encouraged residents to check a new website, parkcitygreen.org, to learn about individual impact on climate change.

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