Alexander Zhukov told reporters he was "confident we will be able to hold all of the mountain disciplines" even with a repeat of last winter's relatively warm temperatures.
"The Olympics in Sochi will go ahead in any weather," Zhukov said. "In the mountain region this year, a certain reserve of snow has already been gathered."
Lack of snow forced cancellation of some pre-Olympic events this year but officials told the RIA Novosti news agency 450,000 cubic meters of snow are stockpiled in the higher elevations for use during the Olympics if needed.
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