It can take a lot to keep skiers away from prime resorts, but a thick coating of volcanic ash seems to be enough.
After a volcano erupted in neighboring Chile, ski towns in the Argentine mountains have been covered with volcanic ash. The volcano shows no signs of ceasing to erupt and may spew ash into the air for months, disrupting air travel. With much of their income coming from the summer ski season, when northern skiers flock to the Southern hemisphere to find snow, the residents are understandably worried about the impact this might have on their economy.
The Southern hemisphere has taken a lot of hits weather-wise this summer. Hopefully, one bad year won’t mean closed resorts for the future.
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