Effects of artificial snow on water resources

The issue of the influence of water abstraction for the purposes of artificial snowmaking on the flows of watercourses has not yet been comprehensively addressed in the Czech Republic. If the impact has been addressed, it was in connection with some cases of above-limit water abstraction. Opponents of artificial snowmaking and skiing in general have generalized these individual cases so that all abstractions for artificial snowmaking have a significant impact on the decrease in flows. In fact, ski resort operators have pointed to the fact that these were random individual cases of irresponsible behaviour, which are beyond their control, similarly to other water consumers.