Vancouver resorted to trucking in snow to cover the slopes on Cypress after a month and a half of continual record breaking high temperatures. Typically by February there is well over 20 feet on the ground up there. Not normally quite as deep as Baker (it's larger volcano is a bigger cloud magnet) but the 3 North Shore ski hills are at the same elevation as Baker and get almost the same weather pattern. Usually they are very close to the top for base in the entire PNW. So did not see that coming
But it's happened in other games. You can never plan the weather you just have to plan to adapt. Same as wind and fog events - its rare that all Olympic Alpine events run with out some type of weather delay. I can't recall any games that have not had some sort of issue.
I was hoping for in the planing stage that there might have been more events put on the North Shore - Grouse would have been perfect for both the ski jumps and sliding track. There would have been a lot of great camera shots panning over the city as the athletes soared down the hill as opposed to Cypress were mogul and snowboard events took place in a bowl and certainly had a lot less interesting views from the spectators area.
Thought Sochi did a fabulous job of it - city is at sea level so a warm spell it's going to have an impact (same as Vancouver) but with the mountains there and here both close to the water will be plenty of snow if the freezing level co-operates.
Sochi looked like a nice place to vacation
I imagine getting some revenue back couldn't hurt either, I wouldn't want to have to pay those bills.