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Snow Farming – Recycling this year’s snow in Courchevel…
Due to the amazing snowfall this season, we nearly did our annual April Fool with Courchevel trucking out tons of snow to a refrigeration plant to be brought back next year…
They are however trying to prevent a massive amount of snow from melting this Summer on the Emile Allais Stade area above 1850 to keep it for next season’s Ladies World Cup in December.
This Snowfarming technique stores an area of snow under a special tarpaulin and then blocks of insulation panels are placed on top.
Some 20,000 cubic metres are being stored (equivalent to 50 football pitches covered in snow 10cm deep). It is expected that 15,000 cubic metres will remain by the end of November.