200 Children Gather at Park City Mountain Resort to Look for Snow

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 29, 2009 9:33 am

Two hundred children representing sports teams, schools and youth groups from the Park City, UT area gathered today to create awareness of the effects of climate change on Park City’s snowpack. The event was recorded for Where’s the Snow, a short film that depicts the potential impact of climate change on the local environment and economy, and will utilize data from a study commissioned by the Park City Foundation, with support from Park City Mountain Resort. The film will premiere at the second Save our Snow event, which is set for September 30th at the Eccles Center.

“Children lined up at the top of Payday lift—about 8,200 feet. This is where we will have skiable snowpack during early December and Spring break in 2050, but not below and not at the current base,” said Brent Giles of Park City Mountain Resort.

Pretty frightening stuff for our future skiers. “Climate Change is a global problem—but we can act locally,” said Trisha Worthington, Executive Director of the Park City Foundation. “We want to raise awareness about climate change and empower people to make changes in their lifestyle.”

Where’s the Snow kicks off a community-wide green initiative that includes Save Our Snow II, October Green month, the ParkCityGreen.org Web site launch and a series of short films.