An unseasonably warm winter has left Sochi, Russia in dire need of snow. Something they’re going to need next year for the Olympic games. Naturally, organizers have come up with a plan B—hoarding snow in a nearby mountain. No this is not a bad sci-fi flick. This is real life people.
“I want to assure all the competitors that there won’t be any shortage of snow next February even if we encounter even warmer temperatures next year,” he said.
“We’re storing such huge amounts of snow just in case.”
The snow will be covered with a “special thermo seal”, to protect it from melting during the summer, Bachin said.
“We expect that about 140,000 (cubic meters) will melt away but we’ll still have more than 300,000 cubic meters of snow available for next year,” he predicted, saying the storage will cost his company an extra $11 million.
Damn you Al Gore and damn your global warming. If I don’t get to see Shaun White do a Double Mc Twist 1260 in the half-pipe there will be hell to pay.