Help publish a book about the culture of skiing, the miracle of snow and how climate change could wipe out both in 75 years.
“Skiing offers a good barometer of the trouble we’re in—and, as this book reminds us, one more good reason for wanting to face that trouble.” —Bill McKibben, author of Oil and Honey and co-founder of 350.org
- The Northern Hemisphere has lost 1 million square miles of spring snow cover in the last 45 years.
- The rate of winter warming in the U.S. has tripled since 1970.
- The Alps have lost half of their glacial ice since the late 1800s.
- Half of the 103 ski resorts in the U.S. Northeast will likely close in the next 30 years due to rising temperatures.
- 1 billion people around the world depend on snowmelt for their water supply.
In 2012, two skiers from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, noticed that snow was disappearing from the western U.S. and wondered how long it would be before it affected the mountains in their backyard. They called Porter Fox, a longtime Powder magazine editor and writer, and asked if he was interested in writing a book about climate change and snow. A year and a half later, DEEP: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow was born. With your help, it will be printed and released this November.
In the last 45 years, 1 million square miles of spring snow cover has disappeared from the Northern Hemisphere. Rocky Mountain spring snowpack is down by 20%, and Europe has lost half of its glacial ice. Winter warming in the U.S. has tripled since 1970, and warming in the European Alps is now three times the global average.