London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 13, 2009 -- Those passionate about skiing or snowboarding have been warned that there may be no terrain left for future generations to enjoy if global warming is to continue unchecked. A recent Harvard study presented at last month`s American Geophysical Union conference suggested that skiing could be consigned to the history books within the next century. The figures suggested that by 2030, both Aspen Mountain and Park City Mountain`s ski seasons will have shortened by up to 1.5 weeks thanks to an average temperature increase of between 1.8 and 2.5 degrees Celsius.
By 2100, the study predicts temperatures in Aspen may have risen by as much as 9.4 degrees Celsius, while the rise could be as much as 8.9 in Park City. With the worst case scenario, snowlines could be as high as 3,200m on Park City Mountain. Aspen Mountain in Colorado and Park City Mountain in Utah are two of the most popular ski resorts in North America. The former has 3,132 acres of terrain, while the latter has 3,300 acres of terrain spread over seven peaks and nine bowls.