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Ski, tourism industry officials discuss climate change

The Associated Press

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Representatives from the ski and tourism industries in New Hampshire are getting together to discuss the cultural and economic impact of climate change on the state's North Country.

The League of Conservation Voters is hosting a roundtable discussion Wednesday in North Conway. The event will include the director of Ski NH, the director of the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, an official with the Appalachian Mountain Club and a state representative who owns the Notchland Inn.

A 2012 report by University of New Hampshire researchers found that the average December-through-February winter temperatures in the U.S. have risen 2.2 degrees since 1970. The report also said New Hampshire loses 17 percent of its skier visits when there's little snow compared to years when there is a lot.

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