Germany clings to a lead in gold medals with five, one ahead of the U.S. The Netherlands is also tied for second with four gold medals.
The United States now sits fifth in the ranking of total medals, having won a gold and a silver medal. On the snow, meanwhile, Jamie Anderson-who won the first ever slopestyle snowboard gold medal in 2014 in Sochi-successfully defended her title despite howling winds that caused several riders to crash or bail on their attempts, as well as forced the cancelation of the planned third run of the final. The local organizing committee ordered all of them evacuated in a series of emergency alerts across the late afternoon.
White, starting last in the halfpipe, watched bronze medallist Scotty James wipe out before nailing a spectacular last run of the day to snatch victory from Japan's Ayumu Hirano, celebrating wildly afterwards.
White won with a score of 97.75 and wept at the bottom of the halfpipe.
By winning the title, he became the youngest gold-medal victor in men's cross-country skiing in the Olympic Games. Sebastian Samuelsson of Sweden took silver and Benedikt Doll of Germany earned bronze.
Snowboarding star Shaun White is a three-time Olympic champion.
The first run from the German duo was the record-breaker, as they went down the track in 45.820 seconds.
Chloe Kim, the 17-year-old Korean American representing Team USA, was in a league of her own.
Mikaela Shiffrin's debut at the wind-blown Pyeongchang Olympics has been postponed a second time.
The men's downhill skiing was postponed on Sunday for the same reason, as was the women's giant slalom on Monday. She grew up in Cary, North Carolina, and her mother is from South Korea. It's the third time in four days an Alpine skiing race was put on hold because gusts made it too risky for competition. Scheduled for later on Wednesday, the women's individual biathlon will be held Thursday. A potential scheduling crisis is looming with poor forecasts up until Thursday.
That creates a busy program for the next two days: Two women's technical races at Yongpyong and two men's speed races at Jeongseon, 30 miles (50 kilometers) away.
Workers attend to a woman who was injured from the heavy winds sweeping through the Winter Olympics. The top 16 pairs move on to the free skate event.
Two concession stands collapsed due to fierce winds.
Only one of the four American men competing in the snowboard cross race actually qualified by objective measures: Jonathan Cheever.
"There could be very well be more interest with a return back to the amateurs in the Olympics", Boyle said.