The winter tourism industry across 38 states has lost $1 billion in the last decade from diminishing snowfall, according to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Without intervention, the report states, "winter temperatures are projected to warm an additional 4 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century, with subsequent decreases in snow cover area."
For Oregon, that means a $320 million industry that supplies 5,565 jobs could be at risk. Researchers found that low-snow years over the last decade, brought down skier visits by 31 percent in Oregon.
Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.