The Colorado Snowsports Museum kicks off it’s Through The Lens series with an event on climate change |

The Colorado Snowsports Museum kicks off it’s Through The Lens series with an event on climate change

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The Colorado Snowsports Museum's new exhibit on climate change opens on Sept. 28 in conjunction with the discussion.
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The Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame’s Through the Lens series typically doesn’t hit its stride until winter, but snowsports history buffs can get started with a new fall program added this year, held in conjunction with the museum’s new climate change exhibit, Into the Future.

On Friday, Becky Bolinger, assistant state climatologist, will present background information on Colorado’s changing climate, while Dr. Natalie Ooi, Colorado State University professor and program coordinator for ski area management, will examine the resilience and adaptive capacity of Colorado’s mountain resorts to climate change. Moderator Dr. Rudi Hartmann, from the University of Colorado Denver, will review the ski resorts’ response to the parched seasons of 1976-77 and 1980-81.

This special presentation, coinciding with the museum’s new climate change exhibit, will enlighten and educate audiences on how to protect Colorado’s prized winters. The exhibit opens to the public after the event on Saturday, Sept. 28, so attendees at Friday’s event will get a special first look at the exhibit following the discussion.

Through the Lens presentations, which come back in full force starting in the winter, feature notable scientists, athletes and historians as they share stories and experiences that have helped shape Colorado’s rich snow sports heritage.

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All Through the Lens programs are held in the Colorado Snowsports Museum, located on the third floor of the Vail Village parking structure. The events, held from 5:30-7 p.m., include beer, wine and appetizers.

Detailed information about the schedule is available by calling 970-476-1876.

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