“Nothing can justify this nonsense. As we deal with global warming, some people empty their boat with a spoon despite a tsunami approaching”.
The French ski resort Luchon-Superbagneres resort in the Pyrennees is facing backlash after using helicopters to transfer snow from the upper mountain to beginner areas near the base Friday and Saturday. Euro News reports in all 55 tons of snow were relocated over 60 trips.
The decision was made by the local department council whose director explained the operation cost between €5,000 and €6,000 and “over the long term we will get at least 10 times’ return on that investment.” That same director called the heli snow transfer not “very ecological and was truly exceptional and we have no intention of doing it again.”
Environmentalists are justifiably are furious with the shortsightedness of the operations. The irony of using a helicopter to shuttle snow to dry slopes that may be the result of fossil fuel consumption is glaring. Les incompetents.