Presently, the ski area has up to 30,000 to 180,000 visitors a year depending on the snowfall, according to Christopher McLeod for High Country News, September 11, 2000. With the technology of snowmaking now, the area is prone to expansion with the vicinity growing with each year. Last year Snowbowl ski area was open for a total of four days in the season of 2003-2004. This hurt the area immensely... ... middle of paper ... ...r. “Sacred Land Film Project.” High Country News 11 Sept. 2000 McLeod, Christopher. “About the Project.” Sacred Land Film Project.
Lake effect snow is a very interesting mesoscale convective phenomenon that occurs mostly during the heart of the winter season and adds greatly to the annual snowfall that areas around the lakes receive. Typically impacting a small area, one location could see in excess of a foot of snow where a few miles away, could be only seeing flurries. LES (Lake Effect Snow) can come quickly and produce conditions that are very hazardous for traveling. Things like this as well as other impacts are important to note and as forecasters, try to inform the public to be prepared for an event like this. To understand the whole idea of lake effect snow, one must travel to the past where this phenomenon was first discovered and from there; move forward in time to see the progress that has been made not only in understanding this, but also forecasting it as well.
Ice glaciers that have been solid for thousands of years are suddenly starting to melt. What is causing this? But of even more concern, what is this causing? There are numerous environmental problems that come from this sudden melting. There are also some deeper areas that are being affected by this phenomena, things such as economic problems arise, political problems, and even survival issues in some cases.
Skiing and snowboarding are two very different sports, that have evolved and morphed together to define an entire global industry and are now tantamount as salt and pepper. Skiing was popularized decades before the conception of snowboarding however, snowboarding was conceptualized in part, by skiing. Skiing became a mainstay when it was introduced to the Olympics, it quickly grew to dominate winter sports all over the world. The world was shocked when snowboarding made its way onto the Olympics roster and was perplexed by the influence it carried. The two sports were at war from the beginning, clashing in every possible way.
(Wallace, pg. 8.02) Most snowboarders got chased off the slop... ... middle of paper ... ...d to be allowed on the sloped so end the friction and have fun going extreme. Bibliography: Work Cited Andrew, Paul. "A True Story: The First Snowboarder on Blackcomb." Whistler The Magazine winter of 98: pg.12.
The Blizzard of 1888; Importance of Topic The Great Blizzard of 1888 (which lasted from March 11 to March 14) hit the northeast U.S. with a snowfalls of over four feet, whiteouts and winds between 40 and 50 miles-per-hour. The storm received a great deal of attention because it shut down New York City, stranded many of its inhabitants and created life-threatening hazard as precipitation rested on overhead wires causing them to collapse. As Polly Fry notes, several conditions must exist in order to distinguish a blizzard from a snowstorm: a blizzard must have winds of over 35 mph, reduced visibility because of the “blowing or drifting ... ... middle of paper ... ...ge that it is simply a fact of life. Part of the reason blizzards are difficult to define is because peoples perceptions of what constitutes a blizzard vary. Works Cited “Arctic Climatology and Meteorology.” NSIDC.org.
The personification of the snow truly shows the readers how an enjoyable ski excursion instantly changed into a dangerous and deadly obstacle course. Along with that, similes are used frequently in the article. When Branch wrote about Elyse Saugstad, a professional skier, getting caught in the avalanche he explained how the snow was “dragging her [Elyse Saugstad] down like a riptide” and she was “tumbling through a cluttered canyon like a steel marble falling through pins in a pachinko machine”. The similes display a visual of how Elyse was pulled down the mountain by the avalanche. In addition to that, there is some use of metaphors in the article, such as when Branch describes the avalanche as “the size of more than a thousand cars barreling down the mountain and weighed millions of pounds”.
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