One Ridiculous Thing: Helicoptering In Snow

Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat, AFP

We have heard of helicopter skiing, but this month a French ski resort had to resort to helicoptering in the snow itself, CNN reported. Apparently, it was too warm to even make snow on the mountain so the Superbagnères resort in the Pyrenees had a helicopter delivering bundles of snow to the area in order to keep the ski resort operational during the French winter break from school. The French Environment Minister, Elisabeth Borne, was not pleased and tweeted that transporting snow by helicopters was “not a possible path.”  The International Olympic Committee has been studying the problem and says that warming temperatures are particularly bad news for ski resorts located below altitudes of 3000 feet.

Cartoon: Alex Hallat, King Features Syndicate

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