Juan Antonio Samaranch, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Vice President, has told the Associated Press that snow making for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will not cause long-term damage to the parched region or disrupt the water supply for local people.
Beijing and the surrounding region typically gets a small amount of snow during its often dry winters; consequently, many of the Games’s events will be forced to rely on artificial snow.
Samaranch also revealed that he is satisfied with the city’s attempts to address other environmental issues: “You can see almost on a monthly basis the improvement in living conditions, in air quality and water quality.”
Read the article online at: https://www.mountaintechnologymagazine.com/snowmaking/19092018/ioc-snow-making-for-beijing-winter-olympics-will-not-cause-long-term-environmental-damage/
The Colorado resort will improve its existing snowmaking system and expand snowmaking on the upper-mountain, resulting in 192 acres of new and enhanced snowmaking infrastructure for the 2019 - 2020 winter season.