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Skiers concerned by climate change

Ski stars fear pro tour will be wiped out as races cancelled due to lack of snow

Dec 01, 2006

Canadian skiing star Thomas Grandi says snow-making equipment was barely used when he began skiing 15 years ago on the World Cup tour. In this era of global warming, he now wonders if the famous skiing tour known as the White Circus would still exist without it.
It's a tenuous existence regardless, as races scheduled for next weekend in France and Switzerland have been cancelled due to lack of snow. The events planned for the following weekend are also in danger. After this week's races in North America, it's possible there won't be another World Cup alpine event before Christmas.
The International Ski Federation has called the situation "critical," while American ski star Ted Ligety voiced fears this week that greenhouse gas emissions will eventually wipe out skiing.


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