Adverse weather continued to disrupt the alpine skiing World Cup, resulting in the cancellation of Sunday’s races: the women’s super-g in St Moritz and a men’s slalom in Val d’Isere.

This ongoing weather challenge has severely impacted the scheduled races, with only two out of nine races for the men and three races for the women being completed so far.

The cancellation of the women’s race in St Moritz was due to heavy snowfall on Saturday, rendering the course unsafe, as explained by FIS (International Ski Federation). Despite efforts, including the abandonment of Saturday’s downhill after 35 skiers, the result stood with 30 athletes having completed the race.

Peter Gerdol, FIS women’s race director, highlighted the challenges caused by the new snow, stating that it significantly affected the race line, making it impossible to ensure a safe competition in a short timeframe.

Similarly, adverse weather conditions in Val d’Isere prevented the men from competing as planned, with snow followed by rain damaging the slalom piste beyond suitability for racing.

Looking ahead, organizers in Val d’Isere aim for improved conditions in anticipation of upcoming races for the women, while the men’s events move to Val Gardena, Italy. Val Gardena will host two downhill races and a super-g from Thursday to Saturday, replacing one of the two cancelled Zermatt races. French organizers remain hopeful for more favorable weather to facilitate the next set of races.