Olympians won't have to worry about the possibility of warmer than normal temperatures melting the powder at the Rosa Khutor venue next February. According to a statement released by Russian officials this week, there will be snow.
The Russian website Ria Novosti is reporting that Rosa Khutor officials said they'll be storing 450,000 cubic meters of snow just in case balmy temperatures interfere with the Sochi games.
The snow will be stored in reservoirs, and the total operation will cost around $8 million.
"Storing snow from the 2012-2013 season will allow us to avoid the risk of insufficient natural snow quantities or anomalous temperatures next season," the statement read.
While it may seem unfathomable to some that the February temperatures in Russia would be too warm for snow, this winter unseasonably warm weather forced the cancellation of several test events.
(H/T to Larry Brown Sports)