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Climate change means ski resorts at mid-latitude lower elevations are doomed. Winters used to be colder and snowier than today, and lower mountain ranges such as the Ardennes or German Mittelgebirge are no longer sure to get snow in winter. If they haven't shut down yet, it's a matter of time until they will. There's only so much you can do with ...


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I have been digging a bit for numbers and it turned out to be surprisingly hard. Although I have been hearing every now and then about a ski resort that has been closing, I have not found much of data to put this into context. What I found In the late 70’s there were roughly 735 resorts in the US. By last season [13/14], that number was down to 470 (...


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Yes, there are bridges in wilderness areas, this one was in the Wind River Range for example. On there other hand, there are restrictions on the tools used in a wilderness area such as not allowing power tools such as chainsaws.


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Although existing answers are not bad, I think they fail to stress the most important reason. North Cascades National Park is not easily accessible by car. The only roads in the park are the Stehekin Valley Road, which is only accessible by ferry + foot/bicycle, and the Cascade River Road, a rough, remote, unpaved mountain road that is closed most of the ...


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Here's what I could glean from the websites of the parks you mentioned. The key thing to know here is that when describing the common type of forest in an area, tree species are listed starting with the most common species. Kluane National Park and Reserve A montane forest of white spruce, trembling aspen and balsam poplar covers much of the lower ...


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Outside of identifying the organization / group that maintains the access roads you're interested in and seeing if they have a web presence, I think a good starting place would be to check out some crowd-sourced info. People who are invested in those areas, or who just like helping out tend to leave comments about a place they just visited. I will say I've ...


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