Alpine slopes face snow shortage in unseasonably warm winter


              The 'Bergisl' ski-jumping hills in Innsbruck, Austria, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. Sparse snowfall and unseasonably warm weather in much of Europe is allowing green grass to blanket many mountaintops across the region where snow might normally be. It has caused headaches for ski slope operators and aficionados of Alpine white this time of year. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              People ski up the slope on the Draxlhang in the Brauneck ski area using a T-bar lift in Lenggries, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. Sparse snowfall and unseasonably warm weather in much of Europe is allowing green grass to blanket many mountaintops across the region where snow might normally be. It has caused headaches for ski slope operators and aficionados of Alpine white this time of year. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
            
              The Patscherkofel winter sport resort near Innsbruck, Austria, is pictured on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. Sparse snowfall and unseasonably warm weather in much of Europe is allowing green grass to blanket many mountaintops across the region where snow might normally be. It has caused headaches for ski slope operators and aficionados of Alpine white this time of year. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              Skiers speed down a ski slope with artificial snow in the middle of a snowless field, at 1600 meters above sea level, in the alpine resort of Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. Sparse snowfall and unseasonably warm weather in much of Europe is allowing green grass to blanket many mountaintops across the region where snow might normally be. It has caused headaches for ski slope operators and aficionados of Alpine white this time of year. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
Alpine slopes face snow shortage in unseasonably warm winter