A winter storm keeps me close to the fire. Wind gusts are predicted to 75 miles an hour. Breckenridge is hosting the final Olympic trials for Snowboard and Slope Style.
The winners will compete in Russia (there is a large continent of Russian athletes here). Teams from all over the world converge on Peak 8. Luckily, there's an abundance of snow, but the wind chills are brutal. Standing to await your turn in the half pipe must be torture. The force of the wind is dangerous to the competitors. These are highly trained athletes, but Nature is having her say. In the end, after all the work and all the training, winning sometimes hinges on luck and weather.
wind and snow
snow and wind
merely an illusion of warmth