Men’s Rockies races off for lack of snow
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.