Around this time of year, the climate Cassandras normally start making their “skiing is doomed” forecasts. This year being no exception. One of my favorite ski areas is Alta, Utah which now averages over 40 feet of snow per winter. It hasn’t always been like that though, as snowfall has been increasing by about two feet per decade since the 1940s.
If long term trends continue, Alta will average 735 inches of snow by the end of the century.