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Your favorite ski resort may be out of snow in a few years

Porter Fox

It's safe to say that these days many Montanans are either watching the Winter Olympics, or out skiing a local mountain themselves. We live in a snow culture, and it's one of the things we love about Montana.
    But that snow is disappearing, not just here but around the world.

 That disappearance is chronicled in a recent editorial published in the New York Times, and a new book titled "Deep: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow" - both written by Porter Fox, the features editor for Powder magazine. Fox is a lifelong skier, and now an advocate for climate change action.

"The Pacific Northwest will receive 40 to 70 percent less snow by 2050."

 In this feature interview, Fox talks, via Skype, with News Director Sally Mauk about his love of skiing - and his fears for the future, not just of the sport, but of the planet.


Retired in 2014 but still a presence at MTPR, Sally Mauk is a University of Kansas graduate and former wilderness ranger who has reported on everything from the Legislature to forest fires.
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