This might be conditions none of the riders were expecting when leaving to Russia with love.
The country and host of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games well-known for freezing cold temperatures is currently turning things upside down.
Warm and chilly +17 °C in the sunshine in Sochi yesterday and 4 thru 7 °C over the whole course of the day didn't make it easy for the local Organisers to prepare perfect conditions at Rosa Khutor.
However, FIS Snowboard Race Director Uwe Beier explained in a quick note:
“The snowboard cross course as well as the slope for the parallel events and the halfpipe are all under control.”
Although yesterday's halfpipe training was tough facing warm conditions, and rainy weather today didn't make it easier, all venue sites are in a very good shape.
“I expect all events to take place as scheduled,” said Beier.
Especially as slightly colder temperatures are expected on 1,100 to 1,300 meters in altitude.
“Sochi 2014 and FIS are doing everything to provide the best possible contest requirements,” summed up Beier.