Reading List

Willams and Seager et al (August 2015). Contribution of anthropogenic warming to California drought during 2012–2014. Geophysical Research Letters.

Brunette (May 2015). Climate Change Casualty: What The Ski Industry Stands to Lose. Planet Jackson Hole.

Bloomberg et al. (April 2015). From Boom to Bust? Climate Risk in the Golden State. The Risky Business Project.

Nichols and Frazier (April 2015). Opportunities and Limitations for Assessing Ski Area Vulnerability and Potential Low-Snow Adaptation Strategies in the Changing Climate. Western Snow Conference.

Gordon et al. (January 2015). Colorado Climate Change Vulnerability Study. University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University.

Allegheny Highlands Climate Change Impacts Initiative. (January 2015). On the Chopping Block: The Impacts of Global Warming and Climate Change on the Mid-Atlantic Allegheny Highlands.

Bebb (2015). Climate Exposure Impact on Equity Valuation: Case Study of Vail Resorts, Inc. Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance.

Riginos and Newcomb (2015). Summary: Ecological and Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Teton County. Charture Institute.

American Meteorological Society (2014). Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2014). Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. See: Chapter 2) Observations: Atmosphere and Surface – Changes in snowfall ( and Chapter 4) Observations: Cryosphere

U.S. Global Change Research Program (2014). 2014 National Climate Assessment. U.S. Global Change Research Program.

Fox (2013). DEEP: The Story of Skiing and The Future of Snow. Rink House Productions.

Coats, et al (2013). Climatic Change and Global Warming of Inland Waters: Impacts and Mitigation for Ecosystems and Societies. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. See Ch. 14: Historic and Likely Future Impacts of Climate Change on Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada, USA.

Coats, et al (2012). Projected 21st century trends in hydroclimatology of the Tahoe basin. Climatic Change.

California Climate Change Center (2012). Our Changing Climate 2012: Vulnerability & Adaptation to the Increasing Risks from Climate Change in California. California Energy Commission.

Burakowski and Magnusson (2012). Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy in the United States. National Resources Defense Council and Protect our Winters.

Fountain et al (2012). The Disappearing Cryosphere: Impacts and Ecosystem Responses to Rapid Cryosphere Loss. Bioscience.

Barry and Gan (2011). The Global Cryosphere: Past, Present and Future Cambridge University Press.

Tang and Jang (2011). Weather risk management in ski resorts: Financial hedging and geographical diversification. International Journal of Hospitality Management.

Coats (2010). Climate change in the Tahoe basin: regional trends, impacts and drivers. Climatic Change.

Coats (2010). Climate Change in the Tahoe Basin: Impacts and Implications. US Forest Service.

Kaltenborn, Nellemann and Vistnes, II (2010). High Mountain Glaciers and Climate Change – Challenges to Human Livelihood and Adaptation. United Nations Environment Program.

Butsic, Hanak, and Valletta (2009). Climate Change and Housing Prices: Hedonic Estimates for Ski Resorts in Western North America. Federal Reserve Bank of California.

Morris and Walls (2009). Climate Change and Outdoor Recreation Resources. Resources for the Future.

Bark, Colby, and Dominguez (2009). Snow days? Snowmaking adaptation and the future of low latitude, high elevation skiing in Arizona, USA. Climatic Change.

Williams, Lazar, and de jong (2009). Climate change, adaptation and sustainability of Western US ski areas in the 21st century and a comparison with ski areas in the Alps. EGU General Assembly 2009.

Deutsche Bank Research (2008). Climate Change and Tourism: Where will the Journey Lead? Deutsche Bank AG.

Kahrl and Roland-Holst (2008). California Climate Risk and Response. University of California, Berkeley – Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Lazar and Williams (2008). Climate change in western ski areas: Potential changes in the timing of wet avalanches and snow quality for the Aspen ski area in the years 2030 and 2100. Cold Regions Science and Technology.

Lazar and Williams (2008). Potential Impacts of Climate Change for Western U.S. Ski Areas: Projections for Aspen and Park City in the 21st Century. International Snow Science Workshop.

Saunders et al. (2008). Hotter and Drier: The Wests’s Changed Climate. The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and National Resources Defense Council.

World Tourism Organization and the United Nations Environment Program (2008). Climate Change and Tourism: Responding to Global Challenges.

United Nations Environment Program (2007). Global Outlook for Ice and Snow. United Nations Environment Program. See Ch. 4: Snow.

Scott, Dawson, and Jones (2007). Climate Change Vulnerability of the US Northeast Winter Recreation – Tourism Sector: Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change

Nolin and Daly (2006). Mapping “At Risk” Snow in the Pacific Northwest. Journal of Hydrometeorology.

Mote (2006). Climate-Driven Variability and Trends in Mountain Snowpack in Western North America. Climate.

Scott, et al (2006). Climate Change and the Sustainability of Ski-based Tourism in Eastern North America: A Reassessment. Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

Hayhoe (2004). Emissions pathways, climate change, and impacts on California. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Lynas (2003). Melting Away: Winter Tourism Feels the Heat. Geographical. (reprint)


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