Climate change is threatening the town of Aspen, Colorado, who's ski season is a month shorter than it was 50 years ago. It will be an estimated two weeks short by 2030 and will continue to shrink. But Aspen isn't the only struggling operation in the world. Here are how five other ski resorts are fighting the loss of snow.
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts
Temperature increases in the Northeast mean more rain than snow, even in the mountains. Approximately half the region's 103 ski areas could close within the next 40 years.
What they're doing: In 2007, Jiminy Peak, a small Berkshires resort, built one of the first private megawatt-class wind turbines in the U.S. The "Zephyr" powers much of the resort and surrounding area, generating 4,600,000 kilowatt hours annually.
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