The topic of artificial snow is currently highly investigated and debated, and with climate change, the production of artificial snow has become an economic issue. First, a general introduction to the subject of artificial snow, the methods used in the skiing areas and the differences between artificial and natural snow is given. Afterwards, two regions are chosen, namely the Upper Ennstal and the Western Styrian Mountains, and are analyzed upon their potential to produce artificial snow. This was done for two time periods: 2001-2011 and 2040-2050. The aim is to calculate, using statistical methods, the difference of potential in these two time periods. The used data to calculate the wet-bulb temperature is the air temperature and the relative humidity. These data was available for some weather stations situated on different altitudes in the two research regions. The expected temperature rise in the future was taken from the climate model reclip:more. As the results are obtained from two different time periods, a comparison of the current and estimated potential of artificial snow production is being made. The whole calculation was done in Mircosoft Excel. With climate change, a reduction of the months, in which snow can be created in good quality, will be visibly diminished. This reduction will not only affect the valleys, but also the high altitudes. Further more, the months, in which ski opening and end of season is situated, are impacted the most. In a concluding chapter, these impacts of climate change will be discussed and alternatives, adaptation and mitigation strategies will be outlined.