Snow still being trucked to mountain 

Snow is still being trucked and flown in to Cypress Mountain in an effort to get the Olympic venues ready for the Vancouver Games, which open Friday.

The first event scheduled for Cypress Mountain is women’s moguls qualifying on Saturday, with the finals to be raced later that day.

Athletes got their first look at the conditions Monday afternoon, when training was scheduled. Only athletes and coaches will be able to enter the venue.

“For safety reasons and our desire not to have any of the course preparation work impacted, we decided just to let on the people that are absolutely necessary for the training,” said Dave Cobb, the executive vice president of the Vancouver organizing committee.

The weather in and around Vancouver has created some problems for Olympic organizers. Although the venues at Whistler — where the Alpine and Nordic events will be held — are fine, the Cypress Mountain venues have been affected by the unseasonably warm weather.

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