Snow patrol: it’ll be all white on the night

February 11, 2010


It is snowing in Cypress, foggy in Whistler and raining in Vancouver, so I guess we don’t have to put inverted commas round the “Winter” bit of the Olympics any more.

Snow in Cypress. That sounds a bit odd when you say it out loud and it’s not something you you see every day here in Vancouver. In fact, it’s not something any of us has seen since the world descended on the city for the Games.

Mother Nature coming  up with the goods at last means the helicopters that have been dropping snow on the freestyle skiing and snowboard venue in the past day or two can finally be stood down, and organisers can breathe a big sigh of relief.

Indeed winter is really making a comeback in these parts.

A far murkier feel descended upon the city of Vancouver this Wednesday, with yesterday’s sunny skies replaced by misty grey ones which have hidden the mountains. Up in Whistler, the fog thwarted attempts to complete a first training run for the men’s alpine skiing downhill. According to our man on the spot, Alan Baldwin, a race postponement is looming larger.

So, just two days to go until the opening ceremony. We’ve got the snow, winter is making a comeback and now we can sit back and watch the Lindsey Vonn show… Oh, hang on a minute.


It never snows but it flurries

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