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French ski resort moves snow with helicopter in order to stay open

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Dropbear, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. Dropbear

    Dropbear Hard Yards

    Aug 4, 2010
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    French ski resort moves snow with helicopter in order to stay open


    From the article:

    “We’re not going to cover the entire ski station in snow, but without [moving 50 tonnes of snow by helicopter] we would have had to close a huge part of the ski domain, and it’s during the holidays that we have the most activity for beginners and the ski schools,” Pounau said.

    He admitted it was not “very ecological”, but added: “It’s really exceptional and we won’t be doing it again. This time we didn’t have a choice.”

    The operation has angered French ecologists. Bastien Ho, the secretary of Europe Écologie Les Verts party, said the snow transfer operation was evidence of an “upside-down world”.

    “Instead of adapting to global warming we’re going to end up with a double problem: something that costs a lot of energy, that contributes heavily to global warming and that in addition is only for an elite group of people who can afford it. It is the world upside down,” he told French television.
  2. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cool and normal
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