Snow Will Be Trucked In for Some Olympic Events in Vancouver

Olympic organizers say they will truck in snow for the freestyle skiing and snowboarding events at Cypress Mountain.

The forecast for the week ahead suggests there will be no new snow for the mountain on Vancouver's north shore, nor will it get cold enough to make any, the organizers said Wednesday after their final board meeting before next month's Olympic Games.

Cathy Priestner Allinger, executive vice president of sport and games operations for the organizing committee, says they are not planning to have snow.

Contingency plans are now being rolled out which include using straw and wood to take the place of snow to build the base for the courses.