Are you planning on traveling to Vancouver for the Winter Olympics? Great! Mind bringing some snow with you?â†µ
As we've previously touched upon, the forecast for the 2010 Games is warm. Unseasonably warm. Apparently it will be so bad that organizers are already planning to truck in snow to the freestyle skiing and snowboarding events at Cypress Mountain. Trucking in snow. To the Winter Olympics.
The forecast for the week ahead suggests there will be no new snow for the mountain on Vancouver's north shore, nor will it get cold enough to make any, the organizers said Wednesday after their final board meeting before next month's Olympic Games.â†µ
"We are planning that we will not have snow," said Cathy Priestner Allinger, executive vice president of sport and games operations for the organizing committee, known as VANOC.â†µ
Contingency plans are now being rolled out which include using straw and wood to take the place of snow to build the base for the courses.â†µ
I'm beginning to think the alpine skiing events will look something like this.