Winter sports are facing many challenges. Can they survive? | The Economist

25 thoughts on “Winter sports are facing many challenges. Can they survive? | The Economist

  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    The more pressing issue for St.Moritz/Zermatt/etc. is that when a no-frills dinner-for-2 costs $150 unless one is a very frugal + careful trip planner — why wouldn't young people just take off for SE Asia?

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Here is the main reason, income.

    Why would someone spend thousands to go to a ski resort for a few days or weeks. When for a similar price, they can visit a ski resort for 2 weeks, stay in a fantastic hotel, buy new gear, and more for the same price.

    Someone from Arizona could go to Whistler or Stevens pass (which have fantastic snow!) easily for under $2000 with rentals and all. Why spend $5000 to go to a resort in Europe for a few days? Of course, the snow is wonderful there, but the snow is also wonderful in the US as well.

    secondly, the reason younger people aren't getting in to the sport as much because how are you suppose to afford the gear when housing costs are going through the roof! Cost of insurance takes another huge cut doesn't matter how good of a driver you are, and many more factors. So basically, if you're anywhere between the ages of 18-22, you have to get a job at a ski resort (which already pay pretty low) and take advantage of cheep employee housing with multiple roommates (if they offer one), have your parents pay your insurance, and eat the cheapest stuff you can find. Or, get a job that pays you a good wage, (most likely when you are over 30 or 40 if you didn't find anything before that), your insurance cost is down, and don't have a huge family your self.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Contributing to the problem by creating artificial snow because of the problem. Humans are so stupid.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    What? skiing resorts are still crowded af

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    These people are not true winner if Russia isn't in the games we should stand with Russia if u really want to be the best

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    this was the whitest most bourgeoisie video I ever seen in my life and I watch anti-feminists videos.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Africa needs to send humanitarian help immediately to those poor European countries. A lack of ski destinations can be very dangerous

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    <div><span style="color:#ff0000;">I</span><span style="color:#ff4000;"> </span><span style="color:#ff7f00;">L</span><span style="color:#ffff00;">o</span><span style="color:#80ff00;">v</span><span style="color:#00ff00;">e</span><span style="color:#00ffff;"> </span><span style="color:#0080ff;">Y</span><span style="color:#0000ff;">o</span><span style="color:#8b00ff;">u</span></div>

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Don't fuck with my snow, imperialists.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Temperatures will be cooling for many decades to come. I am surprised The Economist doesn't know about the Grand Solar Minimum.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    its because its gotten to expensive

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Winter sports holidays are fun 🎿 ⛷, but so expensive when you compare the price with a winter sun holiday.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    "Many may close by the end of this century…" Lady, that's 82 fucking years.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Find new opportunity to survive

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Great video Economist for making this feature…. this is a topic I'm very interested in and it seems not enough attention is drawn to it, so thank you.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Oh damn there goes my chance to brooming my way to victory. Curling is hurling!😫

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Are you kidding me, they could just easily take off 3mo. on a whim to continue there vacation from work? Where did they work at?

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    yes she is wealthy 6:22

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    All those poor, poor people in Switzerland! I believe the global community needs to help our Swiss friends – we need more wealthy people spending more time and money there.

    Otherwise, I'm afraid they will need to find real jobs for all those poor people…

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Who else today watched the cricket match at St. Moritz???

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Not a surprise when the younger generation have a fraction of the same opportunities to create wealth as their previous.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Meh, not a big issue topic we need to focus on. If we hit a +4C increase, the big issue will be extinction and starvation for humans and animals alike.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Amazing work, great job.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oyM3fDFf0A the real fake news

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