Embarrassed expression: Markus Mayr, race director of the World Ski Association
The women’s giant slalom should have been the start of the new alpine ski season. But nothing will come of it. Whether the men’s race can take place in Sölden is still open.
Dhe alpine ski season begins with a cancellation. The women’s giant slalom in Sölden planned for this Saturday has been canceled due to the weather. This was announced by the international ski association Fis in the morning.
Bad weather in Solden
The start of the first run was initially postponed by an hour, but shortly afterwards the race was canceled completely. There had been precipitation during the night, and the rain continued in the morning. It was also very foggy along the route.
“Due to the current weather conditions and the forecasts, the jury and the local organizing committee have decided to cancel today’s women’s giant slalom,” the statement said.
The men’s giant slalom is planned for Sunday on the Rettenbachferner. Better weather is announced by then.