Last Sunday, the Men’s GS in Sölden was canceled due to the weather conditions. A thick layer of snow covered the race course (approximately 50 centimeters at the top and 40 in the finish).
In addition to this, the weather forecast wasn’t announcing any decrease in the snowfall or the wind strength.
Despite the hard work did by snowcats and quads to remove the snow, 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 organizing committee and the national ski association, took the decision to cancel the race.
But, after last years’ cancellation, the rule has been adapted to make possible to replace the opening race in case of a cancellation.
On Monday, FIS' Announced the canceled men's Audi FIS Ski World Cup Giant Slalom from Sölden (AUT) will be rescheduled in Saalbach-Hinterglemm (AUT) on 20th December 2018, with the following programme:
Thursday, 20.12.2018 (10:00 / 13:00 CET)