With the recent IHBC cancellation The Telegraph asked: “What surprises has Mother Nature thrown your way?”

Melissa Nichols

“She blessed me with a longer snowboard season.”

Bree Adamian

“I got caught in a storm that pelted my arms and filled my purse with hail.”

Julianne Barratt

“A few weeks ago it was 90 degrees and I got a nice tan and then it snowed and now my tan has faded.”

Tyler Lovato

“I was learning to guide on the river and got hailed on.”

  Anya Angst

“I snowboarded up at Red Mountain last week and it was pretty awesome.”