The truth is in the title. "Soldier Hollow" was a cross country ski course designed and raced in the 2002 Olympics. In the spring however its simply grass roads wandering up and across the mountain side. The course was shortened by 1 mile of the ONLY single track involved in the course, leaving 8 miles of hilly grass roads. It was snowing all night and the morning before the race. The rained stopped an hour before the start and the course being all grass was only slightly effected. Anxiety was still high with the riders over the rain. Now that " Twitter" updates are live from the course the races have higher attendance when rain is in the area instead of assuming it's muddy.