Barren French ski resort moves in snow by helicopter


The management of the snow-deprived Luchon-Superbagnères ski resort in the Pyrenees mountains in south-west France this weekend avoided closure of much of the domain by renting a helicopter to bring down around 50 tonnes of fresh snow lying at higher altitude. 

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A French ski resort has angered ecologists by using a helicopter to move snow from higher up the mountains after exceptionally mild weather left its slopes bare, reports The Guardian.