With Thanksgiving break coming quickly, it is time to start thinking of things to do with so much free time. Luckily for Idaho Falls, in the winter months, snow comes unexpectedly and rapidly, which means it is time for skiing and snowboarding! One of the most popular ski resorts in Idaho is Kelly Canyon Ski Resort. Kelly Canyon is an entertaining, memorable place that brings joy to many people during the winter months; it is a friendly place for friends and families . Skiing and snowboarding can only be enjoyed during a limited time, which makes many people love this time of year and value these sports more. In order to make it more enjoyable, Kellys has decided to add a three-seater chair-lift. This new lift, according to East Idaho News, is said to be well-known for night rides, with a beautiful view and scenery following the whole ride down. It is unknown where the lift will be placed, but it has been confirmed that the resort is adding the lift to eliminate extensive wait times, which has been a problem for two or three years.
This is the first new improvement that Kelly Canyon has made in decades. Skytrac, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been involved with ski lifts and resorts when it comes to improvements that need to be made, they are rich in ski lift history, and they are preparing for one of the most difficult construction years ever. To add to this exciting addition Kelly Canyon will be holding a social media contest on what to name the new lift. This will involve the community in this exciting new season.
Kelly Canyon has brought the Idaho Falls community together in regards to the energy that has been put into the resort, as well as the love and spirit when it comes to winter and these two sports. Improvement and change has been much needed for several years, this will give Kellys a whole new audience.
What is happening in the state of Idaho? The 2021-2022 winter season has begun and is taking its time to shine. One evening in October, Southeast Idaho had its first winter. It was surprising, since it was so early in the season. Now Southeast Idaho is wondering, where did all that snow come from, and where did it go? Idaho is not seeing any more of it.
Before 2017, it snowed every winter season. In 2018, the winter season was very dry. The season of the 2016-2017 there was a total of 39.1 inches for Boise, (KTVB). The 2017-2018 winter season only had 5.1 inches, a drastic change from the year before, which means something is happening; that something is global warming.
What are the problems with global warming? The problems in Idaho and all around the world are major issues. Where is it hitting the most? In Antarctica, the temperature has increased 3℃ over the last 50 years, which is a problem. Antarctica ice is melting at half a millimeter a year (nationalgeographic.com). If ice melts at that rate, in 300 years, Antarctica will have lost 15 centimeters of ice. Keep adding on to that and there is a crisis in Antarctica. What is global warming doing to the polar ice caps? The world is losing a total of 13% of the arctic sea ice rate in the last decade, and also losing the oldest and thickest ice by 95%(worldwildlife.com). With the polar ice caps melting, scientists have recorded with the information given to us in the past years. The heat waves in the 1960’s averaged two heat waves a year to increase it to six heat waves according to a study from the 2010’s.
Global warming is serious, so take action. Protect the environment, do not kill it. Do everything possible to save the planet. Save gas, by not letting toxins from the gas into the air saves plants and animals. Do not litter; by littering the world it is doing nothing but polluting and intoxicating the area of the people’s place to live.