The ever-changing conditions and challenging courses at Whistler took their toll on some of the world's best skiers. The U.S.'s Marco Sullivan (left) tumbled hard in the men's downhill on Day 4 but walked away with only a sore back. In the women's downhill two days later Romanian skier Edith Miklos, a first-time Olympian, somersaulted into a safety fence and had to be airlifted to a hospital (above); she suffered strained right-knee ligaments. In an even more spectacular crash in that same event, five-time Olympic medalist Anja Pärson of Sweden soared 60 meters through the air off the final jump, slammed down on her back and slid to the bottom of the hill. Undaunted, the badly bruised Pärson became a six-time Olympic medalist the next day, winning bronze in the super combined.