The snow at the Winter Games is so cold, it's ruining skis!

The Olympics are already underway and the opening ceremonies are tonight and you know with every Olympic games, the stories always come out about stuff that goes on behind the scenes that the average viewer wouldn't even know about....that stuff is our favorite part of the Games! 

So this year the Olympics are in South Korea and apparently the snow is SO cold that some of the skiers are being forced to throw away their skis after practice runs.

Apparently the snow is so cold that it sticks to the ski base and twists it and ruins the ski! 

The weather was in the single digits Fahrenheit during the morning training runs.

Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher explained that when the weather gets too cold, snow crystals become sharp and destroy the skis.

Snow crystals get really sharp when temperatures go to -20 degrees and the base burns. It's the same as lighting fire and burning your base because the snow crystals get such sharp edges.

 

Jack and Carolyn talked about it on the air! Listen here: 

 
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