Members of the U.S. ski and snowboard team are gearing up for the Sochi Winter Olympics next month. The stunts Olympians must pull off are impressive -- and how they manage to pull them off in below-freezing temperatures is arguably just as impressive. (Earlier this month, an entire snowboarding qualifier in Breckenridge, Colorado was eventually called off due to heavy snow and high winds.) But many times, the weather doesn't stop these sports. So how do these athletes crank the heat when Mother Nature doesn't cooperate? Here, nine tips that they discovered through intense training in frigid climates.

-- Reporting by Cassie Shortsleeve and Michael Easter.

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