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.