Garmisch-Partenkirchen fans: Photo Credit GEPA
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — A lack of snow in the unseasonably warm European winter forced organizers Tuesday to cancel two men’s World Cup ski races in Germany two weeks ahead of schedule.
The International Ski Federation said it is “working on a replacement” venue for the downhill and giant slalom scheduled on Jan. 28-29 at Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
For the decision, FIS cited the “not favorable weather forecast and the actual snow conditions” on the storied Kandahar slope in Bavaria.
The Germans did manage to host a men’s slalom last week, racing on a narrow strip of white artificial snow surrounded by green fields and forest.