Olympic organziers delay training at Cypress as they move and store snow
VANCOUVER (CP) — Olympic organizers are delaying more training sessions on Cypress Mountain as they continue to move and store snow in advance of the Vancouver Games.
Training on the parallel giant slalom snowboarding course has now been pushed back by two days. But organizers say that will still give athletes ample time to prepare prior to the competition. Parallel giant slalom doesn’t begin until Feb. 26.
Snowboarders have already had their time on the halfpipe scaled back from five to three days.
While that’s still more time than they’d get on the World Cup circuit, there are concerns that a tighter training schedule will make the mountain quite busy.
Organizers say despite the weather challenges, the courses on Cypress are almost complete.