Heavy Snowfall and Avalanche Risk Forces Cancelation of Women’s World Cup Super-G Races

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World Cup canceled too much snow, st Moritz, Switzerland
Organizers try their best to prepare for the races. Credit: Ski Racing

Heavy snowfall, strong winds, and high avalanche risk forced the cancellation of the women’s FIS World Cup super-G races in St. Moritz, Switzerland, this weekend. The men, racing in Santa Caterina, Italy, managed to complete one race before 16″ of fresh snow postponed the second.

The first scheduled race in St.Moritz was canceled early Saturday morning due to the continuous snowfall and snow on the racecourse. 20″ of snow fell Friday into Saturday.

The second race, scheduled for Sunday, was canceled as a precautionary measure due to the high risk of avalanche.

Mikaela Shiffrin was not in the Swiss resort, instead opting to focus on training in her specialist technical events of slalom and giant slalom. She is scheduled to compete next weekend in two giant slaloms at Courchevel, France.

The International Ski Federation (FIS) will announce any replacement competitions and venues as they are confirmed.

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