The story surrounding Cypress Mountain seemed to be the weather, but the action ended up being quite profitable for the U.S. and its northern neighbor. From the snowboarding and freestyle skiing courses, we name the top five moments.
American Jeret "Speedy" Peterson landed his vaunted "Hurricane" trick, but it wasn't enough to land gold on Day 14. Alexei Grishin of Belarus took top honors in men's aerials with two cleaner jumps, while Liu Zhongqing of China took bronze.
In the unpredictable yet entertaining Olympic debut of ski cross, Canadian Ashleigh McIvor claimed the women's gold. The reigning world champion took an early lead in the final race and never looked back. Norway's Hedda Berntsen won silver.
Alexandre Bilodeau grew up wanting to play hockey, but his mother nudged him into skiing instead. Now he's a national hero after a spectacular moguls run that landed him Canada's first gold at a home Olympics. The whirlwind is just beginning.
American Hannah Kearney won the women's moguls gold medal on Day 2, denying Jennifer Heil of Canada her country's first Olympic gold at home. It marked the first gold for the U.S. in Vancouver. American Shannon Bahrke won the bronze.
Women's moguls was supposed to be Canada's coming out party. Americans Hannah Kearney and Shannon Bahrke played spoilers.
Jeret "Speedy" Peterson has gambled and lost many times. In Vancouver, his gamble paid off with a silver medal.
The source for all things freestyle skiing at the 2010 Vancouver Games.
Ashleigh McIvor wrote a hypothetical letter to the IOC about why ski cross should be in the Winter Games, then she won the debut.