No snow in US mountains – level 2

08-01-2024 07:00

In some parts of the US, there is not as much snow as there used to be, and this brings hard times for businesses which depend on winter.

Recent heavy rainfall and unusual warmth melted existing snow, which impacted activities like snowmobiling and skiing. Ski resorts, especially in the northern regions, need real snow. This unusual weather during the tourist season in New Hampshire concerns local people. They depend on money from winter activities.

Experts say that winters are shortening. The economic impact, especially on the winter sports industry, makes it necessary to invest in snow-making technologies to deal with changing winter weather.

Difficult words: melt (when snow turns into water), snowmobiling (driving a small vehicle which travels on snow and ice), invest (to put money into a business or activity).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What are some possible solutions for the decreasing snowfall and its impact on winter sports industries and local economies, as mentioned in the text?


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