Much-needed snow falls on Cypress Mountain
After some warm, problematic weather on Cypress Mountain, which will host the Olympic snowboarding, freestyle and ski-cross events next month, Mother Nature lent VANOC a helping hand on Sunday in the form of some freshly fallen snow.
But it may not be enough. Though the flurries on Cypress over the weekend were a welcome surprise, Environment Canada says they won't last.
The agency says the freezing level could rise as early as Monday, meaning the snow will likely turn to rain.
For the past few days, Olympic organizers have had crews piling wood and straw as a base for Cypress' venues, and covering them with snow from higher elevations.
Trucks, helicopters and snow cats have been working to transport snow down the mountain.
"We are very confident in our team to get it done," VANOC CEO John Furlong said.
"It's not fun for them. They're tired, they're exhausted. People are up here all the time, but they're working flat out and they know what we expect of them."
But with the Olympics less than three weeks away, a little more help from Mother Nature couldn't hurt.
With a report from CTV British Columbia's Norma Reid