You may have noticed a common theme on my posts for the last two months or so – snowboarding. While the warm weather months see me camping, hiking and traveling for various adventures, the winter keeps me close to home so I can enjoy the best sport in the world – snowboarding. I love the feeling of speeding down the mountain, floating through powder or trying new tricks in the park. On the list of things that bring me joy, snowboarding is at the top, second only to my family.
So last week, after taking a few runs at Sundance Resort I got in my car and heard a program on the future of skiing on RadioWest. It was depressing. On the show, Doug Fabrizio was interviewing reporter Porter Fox about his new book Deep: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow. According to Fox’s research, global warming and its effects could close up to half of the nations ski resorts in over the next thirty years. That’s my lifetime, my kids’ life.
I absolutely don’t want to see that happen. In general I’m an environmentally friendly person, (ignore the fact that I drive a big truck), but this news report makes me want to do more. Check it out and let me know what you think!