Concerns over amounts of artificial snow required for Beijing 2022 at “most unsustainable” Games ever

November 8, 2021

Geographers have expressed concerns at the amounts of artificial snow that could be required for the Alpine events during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

Data compiled by World Weather Online reports that in the period from January to March this year just two centimetres of snow fell at the National Alpine Ski Centre in Yanqing, which is set to host the Alpine skiing competitions at Beijing 2022.

Reports suggest Beijing 2022 will need around 49 million gallons of water to create enough artificial snow. Inside the Games