Guess Mother Nature didn’t get the memo. Due to unseasonably warm and dry conditions in Colorado, the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup event in Beaver Creek has been cancelled. Anticipated to be held in early December, it was the only men’s World Cup stop scheduled in the United States. Despite recent drops in temperatures at the mountain, there was simply not enough time for crews to put together the challenging 8,600 foot long course.
“Beaver Creek typically has some of the best early season conditions in the world and a remarkably sophisticated snowmaking system. However, the cold weather did not come in time this year. We’re grateful for the incredible efforts put forth by our valued volunteers, and we thank the FIS, Vail Resorts and the USSA for their hard work and ongoing partnership. We now look forward to hosting our beloved Birds of Prey World Cup ski race in 2017,” stated Mike Imhof, president and CEO of the Vail Valley Foundation.
Audi Birds of Prey
The Brink – said to be the iciest & gnarliest plunge on the Birds of Prey course in Beaver Creek, CO. Brief narrations supplied by the men’s US Ski team.
This was the second event on the World Cup tour to be cancelled due to poor conditions this year. An event planned for Lake Louise, BC was cancelled earlier this week.