How Climate Change Affects Your Winter Sports
Rain in Backcountry Montana
According to Joe Grabowski, the winter recreation season in Montana is getting shorter, especially during early winter in November and December.
“Precipitation amounts have not varied. It just comes down as rain rather than snow,” Grabowski said. He is a backcountry skier and lives in West Glacier, Mont.
An early end to wintry weather has also affected ski conditions. “The past few springs have been wetter than normal. It is mostly rain with snow at the higher elevations. These weather conditions are not favorable for backcountry ski touring.”