Inside the FIS World Alpine Ski Championships
Bode Miller, Aksel Lund Svindal, and Kjetil Lansrud will have to wait at least another day to take on Birds of Prey.
Crews worked feverishly to prepare the course, but conditions wouldn’t permit the race to go forward. Race fans and spectators will look to get some skiing or snowboarding in for themselves as what’s bad for racing is quite rewarding for the recreational snow riders.
The Men’s Super G, the second race in the FIS World Alpine Ski Championships, was cancelled on Wednesday due to heavy snow and high winds. Race officials have announced the Super G will take place at 11 am on Thursday while pushing back the times for what was a scheduled training day for the Ladies’ and Men’s Downhill which take place on Friday and Saturday respectively.
Yesterday the Ladies’ Super G was delayed for 30 minutes, but conditions were much worse today (at least for ski racing) and officials cancelled the race an hour before its scheduled start. Beaver Creek and Vail were relatively dry for much of January, but Mother Nature is making up for lost time in February. With snow in the forecast for the rest of the day the hopes are that the weather clears tonight and racing can resume tomorrow morning.
Skiers and snowboarders alike wouldn’t mind a powder day or two sandwiched in between the World Championships.
Austria’s Anna Fenninger won the Ladies’ Super G yesterday as Slovenia’s Tina Maze and America’s Lindsey Vonn finished on the podium.
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