"The first in-depth report on how climate change is affecting the present and future of the ski industry and mountain communities, DEEP is a must-read for every passionate skier." - John Stifter, Powder magazine
"Porter Fox tells the story of skiing's history through the sport's most intriguing and iconic characters, and he looks ahead to the future of what wintersports stand to lose if climate change continues its same patterns. Throughout it all, he weaves the story of an avalanche that changed the course of the sport, and the people at the middle of that tragedy. DEEP isn't just a book that will appeal to life-long skiers, but its compelling storytelling is sure to rivet even non-skiers, too." - Megan Michelson, ESPN.com
"This is the most important book on snow ever written. It's a wake up call to everyone in snow sports that the clock is ticking--we need to accept our reality and get busy fixing climate change." - Jeremy Jones, pro snowboarder, founder Protect Our Winters.
From the Author
I've been lucky enough to travel to 5 continents with my skis for Powder. I've climbed and skied from 6,000 meters, lugged my ski boots through Istanbul, ski-toured from a taxicab in Morocco and made first descents from Bolivia to Japan to Bulgaria. I thought I'd seen it all until two skier friends from Jackson Hole called me in 2012 and asked me to write a book about climate change, snow and skiing. After looking into it, I couldn't believe what I found.
- The Northern Hemisphere has lost 1 million square miles of spring snow cover in the last 45 years.
- The rate of winter warming in the U.S. has tripled since 1970.
- The Alps have lost half of their glacial ice since the late 1800s.
- Half of the 103 ski resorts in the U.S. Northeast will likely close in the next 30 years due to rising temperatures.
- Two-thirds of all European resorts will likely close in the next 50-70 years.
- 1 billion people around the world depend on snowmelt for their water supply.