Men’s Rock­ies races off for lack of snow

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

PARIS: A lack of snow at Lake Louise, Canada, has seen World Cup cir­cuit or­gan­is­ers can­cel the men’s down­hill and su­per-G races sched­uled there for late Novem­ber. The races had al­ready been put back twice and would have been the first of the men’s speed events for the up­com­ing sea­son on the week­end of Novem­ber 26-27. “While we have good snow con­di­tions on the up­per moun­tain, we didn’t have enough cold to get to the fin­ish line for the men. We will con­tinue our ef­forts for suc­cess­ful races for the ladies and look for­ward to the men re­turn­ing next year,” said Brian Lynam, race chair­man at Lake Louise. The women have two down­hills and a su­per-G sched­uled for Lake Louise at the start of De­cem­ber. While snow in North Amer­ica is late this sea­son there’s plenty at the European sta­tions of Val-d’IsËre in the French Alps and in the Ital­ian Dolomites at Val Gar­dena. One of those two sta­tions is likely to host the men’s Lake Louise races. Fur­ther good news for ski fans is that World Cup down­hill races at Beaver Creek in the United States on De­cem­ber 2-4 will go ahead thanks to good snow­fall there.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Kuwait

© PressReader. All rights reserved.