Helicopter skiing takes on a whole new meaning

Next weekend is the Hahnenkamm, the world's greatest downhill course and arguable the world's greatest ski event. By virtue of its legendary status and fixture on the World Cup calendar, the famed Kitzb├╝hel race is the time when racers are in peak-season form, when the picture is becoming clear as to what the BIG story of the year will be.

Is it Bode? Is it Hermann? Nope ... it's global warming.

According to the New York Times, race organizers have spent close to $400k to carry more than 100,000 cubic feet of snow by helicopter to create a sufficient snowpack to run the race.

1 comment:

  1. This seems to be a very informative blog. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to read more articles written by you. Heli-skiing is off-trail, downhill skiing that is accessed by a helicopter, not a ski lift. Heliskiing is essentially about skiing in a natural—albeit highly selected—environment without the effort or gear compromise required for hiking into these areas as in ski touring or ski mountaineering.

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