In the German Alpine resort of Garmisch, organisers of the World Cup skiing race had to import 2,000 cubic metres of snow from Austria on 30 trucks at a cost of 50,000 euros (US$66,080).Uh, never mind the cost in euros or dollars; what about the many tons of CO2 involved in transporting all that snow?
Of course, we would never do anything like that here. Not in a cool city like San Francisco. No way. Never.