The Wildest Ski Slope Wipeouts At The Sochi Olympics (PHOTOS)

02/11/2014 09:01 pm ET | Updated Feb 12, 2014
  • Ellie Krupnick Senior Editor of Viral Content and Strategy, The Huffington Post

The athletes may be bundled up, but these 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are some of the warmest in memory... and it's getting in the way of the sports. "It was pretty warm snow and I don't think I adapted to it well," American skier Stacey Cook told the AP. "It slides under your ski more."

Cue the wipeouts. The temperatures, which have reached into the high 50s and 60s Fahrenheit, have unfortunately resulted in some serious spills, including several during Tuesday's women's slopestyle freestyle skiing. Canadian Yuki Tsubota, who finished sixth, crashed towards the end of the course and had to be carried off in a stretcher. Team officials later indicated that she may have injured her jaw but avoided major injuries, reported the Toronto Sun.

Luckily, Canadian team officials expect she will recover fine, and will the rest of the skiers who've hit the (unusually warm) snow. In the meantime, photographers are busy capturing the best wipeouts on camera. Check them out.

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  • ROSA KHUTOR, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Austria's Philomena Bair wipes out during the women's ski slopestyle qualifier. Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
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  • Kim Lamarre, of Canada, crashes during the ladies' ski slopestyle at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)
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  • ROSA KHUTOR, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: U.S.A. skier Devin Logan slides on her stomach after wrecking during the women's ski slopestyle final. Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
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  • ROSA KHUTOR, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Canada's Kaya Turski gets up slowly after wiping out during the women's ski slopestyle qualifier. Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
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  • ROSA KHUTOR, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Canada's Kaya Turski wipes out during the women's ski slopestyle qualifier. Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
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  • ROSA KHUTOR, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Canada's Kaya Turski wipes out during the women's ski slopestyle qualifier. Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
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  • ROSA KHUTOR, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: U.S.A. skier Julia Krass wipes out during the women's ski slopestyle final. Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
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  • ROSA KHUTOR, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Japan's Chiho Takao wipes out during the women's ski slopestyle qualifier. Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
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  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Ville Miettunen of Finland crashes out in the Men's Moguls Qualification on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Dale Begg-Smith of Australia crashes out in the Men's Moguls Qualification on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Anna Segal of Australia falls while competing in the Freestyle Skiing Women's Ski Slopestyle Finals on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Dmitriy Barmashov of Kazakhstan crashes out in the Men's Moguls Qualification on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Sergey Volkov of Russia crashes out in the Men's Moguls Qualification on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Hedvig Wessel of Norway crashes out in the Ladies' Moguls Qualification during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Severin Freund of Germany crashes upon landing during the Men's Normal Hill Individual first round on day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
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  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Hedvig Wessel of Norway crashes out in the Ladies' Moguls Qualification during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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