Warm weather forces move of World Cup ski event to France | CBC SportsAction.News ABC Action News Santa Barbara Calgary WestNet-HD Weather Traffic

Home WestNet.ca WebMail


Updated: 20th September 2018 15:57

Warm weather forces move of World Cup ski event to France

The men's World Cup downhill, super-G and giant slalom races at Beaver Creek in two weeks have been cancelled because of unseasonably warm weather.

Beaver Creek, Colo., Lake Louise races cancelled as FIS struggles with climate issues

Austria's Philipp Schoerghofer competes at Beaver Creek in December, 2015. The event was cancelled for the first time since 2001 due to unseasonably warm weather. (Brennan Linsley/The Associated Press)

The International Ski Federation has rescheduled the men's World Cup super-G, downhill and giant slalom, which were cancelled in Beaver Creek, Colorado, because of unseasonably warm weather.

The races will now take place Dec. 2-4 in Val d'Isere, France, the federation said Saturday.

For the first time since 2007, the men will race speed events on the O.K. course in Val d'Isere.

The men will remain in Val d'Isere for previously scheduled giant slalom and slalom races Dec. 10-11.

A lack of snow also forced the cancellation of the men's World Cup speed races Nov. 26-27 in Lake Louise, Alberta. No makeup dates for those races have been announced yet.

Articled from the CBC RSS Syndication CBC.ca - RSS Feeds Copyright is that of their respective owners (CBC) Calgary News Releases

Copyright 2014 WestNet-HD Action News

Email this story to a Friend!
Your Email :

Friend Email Address :