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Press cutting: Two decades left to ski

18 February 2007

According to research published today, lowlying resorts such as Kitzböhel, in Austria, and Whistler, in Canada, face closure by 2025, and 40% of Alpine ski stations will see no snow at all by 2030.

The report's author, Professor Bill McGuire, Director of the Benfield UCL Hazard Research Centre, said that temperatures in the Alps have increased by 2C since the 1970s. …

"Unless urgent action is taken to combat the effects of climate change, the family skiing holiday could be consigned to the annals of history in less than a quarter of a century."

Chris Haslam, 'The Sunday Times'