Wednesday, January 20, 2010

23 days to go!

Evening in Whistler Village

Watercolour and crayon

©2010 Charlene Brown

There are just 23 days until the Winter Olympics open in Vancouver, and it’s possible conditions will be perfect! A couple of weeks ago there was a Pineapple Express (just as the American Midwest tends to blame the Alberta Clipper, a cold wind from Canada, for any bad winter weather, we blame the Pineapple Express, a soggy wind from Hawaii, for winter rain). That took out some of the base at Cypress Bowl, the venue for moguls and freestyle on the mountain above Vancouver, but they’ve been making snow and have stock-piled it at higher altitudes and have things back together. And at Whistler, venue for the Alpine events, snow conditions have been excellent all winter.