Ski resorts under fire for flying in snow by helicopter
A French ski resort is being castigated in the press for bringing in tons of snow by helicopter over the weekend.
The resort was forced to fly in 50 tonnes of snow because of an unusually warm February.
But Switzerland has done the same, if not more. In January 100 tonnes of snow was flown to Wengen to make sure the Lauberhorn race could go ahead.
Environmentalists told the news site ‘Watson’ that they are outraged and it can’t be justified.
The race organizers say it was the only way to make sure the event went ahead and confirmed the operation took 100 helicopter flights.