My take away: That it's OK to throw Mother Nature under the (diesel) bus now that we're in an economic downturn.
The Reuters reporter sites that the effects of global warming are taking their toll, making the build process more hazardous, and admits that snow had to be artificially made (gasoline powered snow-making machines I'm sure).
He then wraps up the story by siting a tourist who says it's all worth it to "stimulate the economy and consumption".
If you're on the man-made-Global Warming, hydrogen-powered wagon, aren't consumerism and fuel consumption claimed to be the primary causes?
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle? No - Be patriotic! Buy, Spend, Use!
Catch-22. I give up.