How Europe’s ski stations are challenging climate change in cooperation with climate scientists ?

Climate change has become an obsession for the owners of tourist resorts in cold regions, due to the lack of snowfall at low altitudes in recent years.

Looking at the latest data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service globally, we find that January was the sixth warmest month on record, with temperatures surpassing 0.2 degrees Celsius from the 1991-2020 average. If we look at the temperatures, this month has been cooler in some areas and warmer in others. In Norway, Sweden and Russia, January was the coldest since 2010 and temperatures in the village of Lervaten, Norway, were ten degrees below average during the past month. And in Athens, the first ten days of the year were the warmest on record compared to the temperatures recorded 160 years ago.

Ski stations have tried to challenge climate change by diversifying their activities, especially in low altitude stations where last year there was little snow. A group of scientists are working on applying his name “Clime Snow” with a new scientific perspective in order to face the current challenges of investors in the field. Clime Snow has collaborated with more than 70 ski stations in France, to provide detailed climate forecasts for the next 30 years.

But some mountain activities have proven to be resistant to the effects of climate change, such as dog sleds, when there is no snow, sleds are provided with wheels, and dogs have fun, whatever the weather. The ski stations offer a variety of activities throughout the year for their visitors, even in light of the lack of snow.

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