By SITA SHIKHERA, The Times Of IndiaMore than half of the world’s glaciers are at risk of disappearing in the next few decades, and the Himalayas are the region’s most vulnerable regions to climate change.
But snowboarding, skiing and snowshoeing are all forms of sports that offer opportunities to the world.
A survey by the Ski World Foundation, an association for skiing and skiing-related businesses, found that ski resort operators in Nepal, Bhutan, China, India, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan have increased spending on snowshoes and snowboards by almost 20 per cent in the past year.
The survey found that Nepalis have increased their spend on snowboards from $10,000 to $30,000 since 2008.
“We see a trend of increasing spend on ski equipment in Nepal,” said Naveen Sharma, CEO of Ski World.
“There’s an increase in the number of ski resorts and a lot of money is being invested in the snow industry in Nepal.”
In the Himalaya, snowshoers have the right to spend up to 30 per cent of the money they receive for a ticket.
The average ticket in Nepal costs $25, but prices can range from as little as $1 to as much as $50.
Snowboard companies have also been investing in snowboards in Nepal.
Last year, a company named Avanti Snowboard launched a new brand in Kathmandu called Avantic, which will allow skiers to rent snowboards for free.
“In Nepal, we see that people are spending more and more money on snowboard equipment and are getting more enjoyment out of it,” said Shashank Agarwal, the founder and CEO of Avanta Snowboard.
“They can’t get the snow that they want.
So people are looking for something new and more affordable.”
Ski industry in the Middle EastIn the Middle Eastern world, snowboarding has become a booming business.
The industry has been growing at a healthy pace in recent years, and is estimated to have more than $60 billion in revenues.
Snowboarding is an integral part of the tourism industry in Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Israel and the West Bank.
In the West, skiing is a staple in the Palestinian Territories.
“The Middle East is an attractive area for skiing because the snow is plentiful,” said Ammar Qassem, an international ski instructor who works in the West Jerusalem area.
“For me, it’s a way to travel, because the mountains are so beautiful.”
Qassem has lived in the city for 30 years, with a ski trip from the Palestinian refugee camp in the Jordan Valley taking place once a year.
He believes skiing is one of the few things the Palestinian people can enjoy during the monsoon season, when the temperature in the mountains can drop below freezing.
Qasseme said skiing is an alternative to travel in the winter because the mountain is very steep, and therefore a lot more dangerous.
“It’s not for everyone, but for those who love to ski in the cold, snow can be a blessing,” he said.
The snowboard industry in North America and EuropeThe ski industry in America has been booming for years, especially in the last two decades.
The number of snowboard companies in the U.S. grew from 4,000 in 1992 to over 30,000 today, according to the Ski Marketing Association.
The ski industry also has an impact on the environment.
Snowboards are made of durable plastic, which means that they are more environmentally friendly than traditional wooden products.
The most environmentally friendly product is snowboard wax, which is produced by using natural ingredients.
The industry also produces a lot less waste, and it is also cheaper to produce than traditional materials.
The U.K. and France are the two biggest producers of snowboards, followed by Russia and China.
The ski business in Europe has been declining for a while, and snowboarding is now becoming a niche in the European ski industry.
In Germany, the number is only about half that of the U,K.
The biggest ski resorts are in Germany and Switzerland, with the rest in Austria, France, Italy, Norway, Denmark and Sweden.
In Austria, the industry is still growing, and many resorts have added ski rental options.
The country is also home to the Alpine resorts of Nierlitz and Haut-lèse.
“Snowboarding is really becoming a viable option for a lot people in the country,” said Arno Kostecki, CEO at the Alpine resort in Austria.
“If you live in the Alps, you can go snowboarding for free.”
The rise of snowboarding in North and Central America”I think skiing is still a viable alternative in North American and European ski resorts, because it is still inexpensive and it’s easy to get into the sport,”