Winter has checked in with a lot of snow in Sölden. Overnight, a thick layer of white gold covered the race course (approximately 50 centimeters at the top and 40 in the finish). Since two in the morning snowcats and quads have been working to remove the snow, but strong winds at the top were continuously bringing more snow on the course. In addition to this, the weather forecast wasn’t announcing any decrease in the snowfall or the wind strength.
It became clear that in those conditions, the safety of the race could not be ensured. This is why the jury, together with the local organising committee and the national ski association, took the decision to cancel today’s men’s giant slalom.
After last years’ cancellation, the rule has been adapted and it is now possible to replace the opening race in case of a cancellation. The giant slalom will be taken over by another venue, that is to be announced early next week.