The winter sports industry/community is deeply dependent upon predictable, heavy snowfall, but climate change is expected to contribute to warmer winters, reduced snowfall, and shorter snow seasons. The estimated $12.2 billion U.S. ski and snowmobile winter sports industry have already felt the direct impact of decreasing winter snowpack and rising average winter temperatures. Warmer climate translates into less snow and fewer people on the slopes, which results in massive economic hardship for resorts, states, local communities, businesses and their employees.
The purpose of the tableau is to help policy makers understand both the ski and snowmobile industry’s current economic scale and the potential economic impacts that climate change may cause.
We have come up with 5 questions using GQM technique directed towards the United States National Tourism Office- Labor and Commerce Department.
Do let us know in case of any feedback/ suggestions/ queries.
- Disha Grover (A0148618W)
- Manan Katiyar(A0148510M)
- Ram Thilak Prem Kumar (A0148522H)
- Shweta Sharma (A0148486N)