How Outdoor Winter Olympians Combat the Conditions

January 26, 2022

One morning in mid-December 2021, U.S. freestyle skier Hannah Soar was waiting at the top of the moguls course in Huez, France, for the start of a World Cup event when she realized that she had forgotten a critical part of her preparation. “I was like, ‘Holy s—, I don’t have my sunscreen,’” Soar, 22, says. Thankfully, though, the panic proved brief: One of her coaches happened to be carrying a spare stick of high-SPF stuff, which Soar uncapped and slathered on her face before taking off down the mountain.