Sun or Shade? How Forecasting Changed Ski Racing at the 2010 Winter Olympics

  • By Rosie Howard and Roland Stull
  • Jan 13, 2021

Sunlight and shadowing alter the groomed snow surfaces used for ski racing in a variety of ways. The impacts of sun and shade can be seen on everything from the way the course is prepared and how the cameras are positioned for television broadcasting all the way down to the ski chosen for the race and the type of wax placed on that ski. 

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