It's a family affair for GB's Chemmy Alcott
So what do you do if you're on a skiing trip and the weather's too bad to get onto the slopes?
Well, you sit around in a nice café in the resort and chill out over a coffee or two. Even if you're Britain's top skier, Chemmy Alcott.
Warm temperatures and slushy snow held everything up at the start of the games, and overnight it snowed hard again at the top of the mountain, so on Tuesday the men's super combined was postponed and the last chance of a training run in the women's downhill was cancelled.
So, I joined Chemmy and her family for a cappuccino in the centre of Whistler village.
Chemmy enjoys a break with her two-year-old niece Rebecca in Whistler
She's supported out here by her New York-based brother Alex, his wife Heather, their two-year-old daughter Rebecca, and Heather's mum Rosemary. Also her other brother Rufus, wife Alex and two-year-old son Bodeun. And cousins Kristina and Annika. And friends Pauline and Jon (don't think I've forgotten anybody....)
Little Rebecca is as cute as anything in her pink ski suit, and is becoming an expert in puddle jumping - plenty of them around in warm Whistler. With a bit of prompting I got her to give me a rousing rendition of "Go Chemmy!"
She'll be with the rest of Team Alcott at Whistler Creekside for the downhill on Wednesday, and for as many events as they can squeeze in over the next 10 days.
Chemmy will go into the first big event having only skied the course once - and even that nearly didn't happen.
Her Olympic journey was in danger of ending at the start gate even before it began.
"I was putting my ski on for the training run and my back binding broke, so with 20 seconds to go I had one ski on in the start, and if you don't do a training run you can't actually race in the Olympics," she said.
"I had amazing support staff up there and they managed to change a binding in 30 seconds, something which usually takes about 15 minutes."
Even with such minimal preparation time, Alcott is remarkably relaxed about the prospect of tackling Franz's Run - the Creekside course which sounds, frankly, terrifying.
"In the Olympics they're supposed to put out the toughest course you've ever had, and they definitely nailed it this time. There were girls up there crying in the finish area, they were just so scared.
"It's kind of like having an ocean of waves that have frozen and you've got to go at 80 miles an hour on them. Usually our pistes are like baby's bottoms, smooth and perfect.
"But this is the way I like it. It's really challenging, but it's going to be a really good race."
And clearly Team Alcott are a useful distraction as she waits for the big day to dawn.
"If you have these days off you can't get frustrated, you can't sit there on your own," she said. "I get to spend time with these guys and I don't see them much, so it's been really nice."