Bad weather has been the cause of another ski event being cancelled in France.
On Saturday, the men’s World Cup slalom event was cancelled as well as the women’s super-G event on Sunday.
The cancellation of the slalom event marks the seventh event out of nine schedules that have been cancelled this season.
Markus Waldner, the men’s chief race director said the weather was great until it suddenly turned later that day.
“The snow was really good yesterday during the GS (giant slalom) and then later afternoon it started raining. And then it turns into wet snow, strong wind also.”
Waldner and his team stayed awake through the night to keep an eye on conditions.
“We went out at two o’clock in the morning. The base was actually gone, not good enough to race anymore. We tried to set the course and clean a little bit, but it was not safe enough.”
The men’s slalom event wasn’t the only one to be cancelled. eNCA reports that last weekend’s races at the American resort of Beaver Creek – two downhills and a super-G – were wiped out by heavy snowfall and high winds.”
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