From November 30 – December 11, world leaders will meet in Paris at the UN Climate Change Conference/COP21 to decide the future of a warming planet and how, as a global community, we’re going to address climate change. To us, this is the tipping point: will we continue business as usual and ignore this threat, or will we work together to reduce global carbon emissions and preserve this plant for future generations? This week will give us all a glimpse into the future.
Those of us who love and depend on snow for our sports and our livelihoods have a lot at stake, a $62 billion industry, supporting over 950,000 winter tourism-related jobs in the US alone. The threat is real and we know what it looks like – warmer, drier winters, multi-year droughts forcing resorts and small businesses to close. This isn’t the future we want for us, our our children.
It’s time, more than ever, to unite as a community and voice our support for strong action in Paris and a healthy, clean energy future. All of us in snow sports know what it’s like to rise to a challenge. This is it. Get involved with us and change the future.
The future of our planet is in jeopardy and we need to remind world leaders why the climate and warming planet is the most important issue of modern times and why COP21 is so important.
Taking action on climate change is not just important for protecting winter and the sports we love, but is critical to insuring that we leave a healthy planet for future generations. Paris is not about us; it’s for our children.
Our children and our grandchildren will be most affected by the outcome of the discussions in Paris, making it our responsibility to fight for global action on climate change today.
GLOBAL SNOW COMMUNITY:
LET WORLD LEADERS KNOW THE
WORLD YOU WANT!
#UniteforPOW and speak up for the future of winter. Let world leaders know what kind of world you hope to pass on to the next generation. Post a photo, video, or simple statement on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram with an answer this question:
When you close your eyes and dream about the future,
what kind of world do you hope your kids will inherit?
Post a photo, video, or simple statement with an answer that question using the hashtag #UniteforPOW. The best submissions will be featured in our #UniteforPOW video releasing during COP21. To be eligible, videos must be shot horizontally and use the hashtag #UniteforPOW.
POW IS GOING TO PARIS.
LET US KEEP YOU UPDATED.
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THE INDUSTRY AND
ATHLETES HAVE SPOKEN
Over 92 global brands, 53 resorts, 50 professional athletes, 13 snow sports trade groups and associations have signed a letter to President Obama, to send him to Paris with our collective support. This was delivered to The White House in October.
American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI)
California Ski Industry Association
Colorado Ski Country USA
National Ski Areas Association (NSAA)
Snowsports Indusatries America (SIA)
Outdoor Industry Association (OIA)
Pacific Northwest Ski Areas Association (PNSAA)
Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSAI)
Ski Utah/Utah Ski & Snowboard Association
United States Ski and Snowboard Association
Ski Areas of New York
Ski Maine Association
Alpine Style Inc
Black Diamond Equipment
ColdPruf Base Layer
Crescent Moon Snowshoes
Freeheel Life Industries
La Sportiva N.A., Inc.
Montana Alpine Guides
Mountain Sports International
Pro Guiding Service
Snow Sports Merchandising
The Enthusiast Network
Teton Gravity Research
The Mountain Lab
The North Face
The Enthusiast Network
The Ski Journal
The Flyfish Journal and
frequency The Snowboarder’s Journal
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort (CA)
Alta Ski Area, (UT)
Apple Mountain (MI)
Arapahoe Basin (CO)
Aspen Skiing Company (CO)
Aspen Highlands, (CO)
Aspen Mountain (CO)
Bolton Valley (VT)
Boreal Mountain Resort (CA)
Bridger Bowl Ski Area (MT)
Cascade Mountain (WI)
China Peak Mountain Resort, LLC (CA)
Copper Mountain Resort (CO)
Crested Butte (CO)
Crystal Mountain (MI)
Deer Crest Master Association (UT)
Deer Valley Resort (UT)
Diamond Peak Ski Resort (NV)
Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area (CA)
Gogebic Community College (MI)
Granite Peak at Rib Mountain State Park (WI)
Holiday Valley (NY)
Hunter Mountain (NY)
Nub’s Nob Ski Area (MI)
Pico Mountain (VT)
Powdr Resorts (UT)
Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort (NM)
Smugglers’ Notch Resort (VT)
Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort (UT)
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (WY)
Killington Resort (VT)
Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (NV)
Lutsen Mountains (MN)
Mountain High Resort (CA)
Mt. Bachelor LLC (OR)
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort (OR)
Mt. Rose – Ski Tahoe (NV)
Nordic Valley (UT)
Soda Springs Ski Area (CA)
Squaw Valley Resort (CA)
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. (CO)
Stevens Pass Mountain Resort (WA)
Telluride Ski Resort (CO)
The Summit at Snoqualmie (WA)
Timberline Lodge & Ski Area (OR)
White Pass (WA)
Vail Resorts, Inc. (CO)
White Pass Ski Area (WA)
Windham Mountain Resort (NY)
Winter Park Resort (CO)