Competitors, officials and a few fearless fans made their way around the Olympic venues wrapped in layers of scarves, hats and thick coats as the biting wind added a significant chill factor to temperatures already down around minus 20 degrees Celsius.
Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud questioned the fairness of the downhill run for the men's combined after organisers finally got the Alpine skiing programme underway at the Pyeongchang Olympics after two days of weather postponements on Tuesday.
"I wish you all good luck tomorrow and us as well, I hope we can have a great race day on the hill", Skaardal signed off to the captains of the women's teams in Yongpyong.
"Well, it compresses the schedule, so it makes for a more hectic five, six days as we approach into the speed events", USA women's head coach Paul Kristofic said. "The girls on the podium showed that and that is why they are up there".
"The International Ski Federation (FIS) is used to disruption, by too much wind, too much snow, not enough snow so they are happy at this point".
Fierce gusts ripped through the Pheonix freestyle park and contributed to only nine clean runs in 52 descents in slopestyle with some athletes calling the event unfair and even risky.
Windy conditions at Pyeongchang have proven to be a challenge in the Winter Olympics.
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Australian snowboarder Tess Coady, however, was left contemplating a lengthy period of recuperation on Monday after suffering a serious knee injury in practice on Sunday.
A shortened women's snowboard slopestyle final went ahead on Monday in high winds, after qualifying was cancelled completely a day earlier. Slalom's second run is set for 1:45 p.m. local time (11:45 p.m. ET Wednesday).
"We all know with big wind gusts it's not possible to put on speed races".
The rescheduled event will coincide with the men's super giant slalom in Jeongseon. This is Austria's longest gold medal drought in a men's alpine skiing event, just ahead of the super-G, which is from February 16, 1998, when Hermann Maier won gold.
That super-G was originally scheduled for Thursday but was pushed to Friday once the men's downhill was moved.
Wednesday's postponement was the third alpine schedule change of the Pyeongchang Games.