SR Staff Report
Weather continues to cause cancelations during the 2022-23 World Cup season. Today’s victim is the second of two Zagreb women’s night slaloms. Last year Zagreb experienced a second race cancelation after completing a women’s race on the first night and then being forced to postpone the men’s the next. The following day the FIS tried to provide a men’s event. However, after a few racers had started, it became apparent that a race was impossible.
The report is the wind blew too much debris onto the slope, and the warm wind evaporated too much snow. Due to the contaminated snow and snowpack reduction, the FIS was forced to cancel.
The FIS did their best with the snow surface on Wednesday night, but it was at the limit. The warm weather in Europe continues to plague the sport.
The women will now travel a short distance to Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, for two giant slaloms on the 7th and 8th of January. Unfortunately, the weather looks like it will continue to battle the sport.
Mikaela Shiffrin will get her next chance to tie Lindsey Vonn’s career World Cup victory record in Solvenia.