Green light for Willingen
Despite the lack of snow in Central Europe the organizers of the World Cup in Willingen (GER) early February got the green light for carrying out the competitions.
After the FIS snow control on Friday it was announced that the two individual competitions on the Muehlenkopf-hill can take place. Also snow that was transported to Willingen from Titisee-Neustadt (GER) made it possible to prepare the large hill for this event.
"The last trucks with snow arrive on Friday and this will be used to prepare the hill. The landing area is prepared with two snow groomers. The weather also works in our favor because it shall snow and get colder. About 25 cm of snow are expected until Tuesday", said Juergen Hensel of the OC in Willingen.
The two competitions in Willingen will take place on February 1st and 2nd and, only a few days before travelling to Sochi, they will serve as a final test for the top athletes before the Olympic Winter Games in Russia.