In this episode of Slow Ride Stories, Erik and Albert head to Hunter Mountain Ski Resort in the Catskill Mountains. They talk to CEO Russ Colton about the impact of shorter ski seasons on his business, and former lift engineer Scott Berwick about the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irene in his nearby town of Hensonville. Along the way, Erik does some serious stunt narrating and answers the burning question: Why are we talking about the weather?


Erik Fyfe and Albert Thrower are traveling across the Northeast by motorcycle, talking with a wide range of people about their perceptions of climate change and experiences with extreme weather. Their aim is to spark conversations about the changing climate and collect local stories about how it may impact everyday Americans. Find all of the Slow Ride Stories here.

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