Ski resort gets snow delivered by helicopter

Ski resort gets snow delivered by helicopter - A French ski resort has angered ecologists by using helicopters to transfer snow to its lower slopes after a mild winter. Speaking to French media the ecological minister Elisabeth Borne said “using helicopters was not an option”.

It took two and a half hours to transport some 50 tonnes of snow at a cost of between €5,000 to €6,000, said Hervé Pouanu, the director of the local council in France's southwest.

Pounau acknowledged the operation was not “very eco-friendly” but explained that it was an “exceptional move”. 

The operation comes amid a strike by seasonal workers in ski resorts in the Alps and the Pyrenees over concerns about unemployment insurance reform. 

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