Due to the snow and rain that fell overnight, the event scheduled for the morning was canceled.
The men’s Alpine Skiing World Cup slalom in Val d’Isère scheduled for Sunday was canceled due to rain and snow that fell overnight, the International Ski Federation (FIS) said.
“Due to the current track conditions after overnight rain and snowfall and to ensure the safety and fairness of the runners, the jury has decided to cancel the slalom scheduled for today», Indicated a spokesperson for the FIS on the Telegram network.
The men’s Alpine Skiing World Cup continues its disastrous start to the season, with a seventh race canceled out of nine initially scheduled.
At the end of October, the giant opening of Sölden in Austria had to be canceled due to the wind. Then the descents of Zermatt in Switzerland and the Beaver Creek races in the United States had to be canceled due to bad weather conditions.
In fact, only a slalom in Gurgl in Austria in mid-November and a giant in Val d’Isère on Saturday could take place.
These multiple cancellations at the start of the season are a headache for the FIS, which is struggling to reschedule races in an already very busy calendar.
If a giant and a descent could be rescheduled, the five other canceled races (three descents, a super-G and Sunday’s slalom) are not yet sure of being rescheduled.
The men’s World Cup continues Thursday in Val Gardena, Italy.