March 31, 2010 — A familiar thing comes to mind when people think of the Vancouver games. A lack of snow. The Weather Network's Oga Nwobosi has the details of the snow totals now at Cypress Mountain.
A lack of snow is how most people remember Cypress Mountain from the Vancouver games.
It wasn't exactly the forecast organizers were hoping for. Temperatures were too mild to make snow, so crews were forced to transport it in using trucks and helicopters. They also put tubes filled with dry ice on some courses to help the snow from breaking down.
And now, it's looks like a completely different venue.
Heavy snow has blanketed the runs, giving skiers fresh powder to play with. On Tuesday, 50 centimetres fell creating a better-late-than-never winter wonderland. Officials at Cypress Mountain say they couldn't be happier.
“The one thing with the north shore is things can change overnight. It's not unheard of to get 40 cm overnight and that's what we had for re-opening as well.” That from Joffrey Koeman at Cypress Mountain. 100cm fell just before the re-opening after the games on March 9th.
With all this fresh snow, there will be no need to hang up the skies just yet. Cypress is expected to remain open until late April.
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