Alpine Programs

Rain, Wet Snow Cancels Kitzbuehel Super G

by
USSA
2012-01-20 02:12
 

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 20) - Overnight rain transitioned to pancake sized flakes of saturated snow Friday morning, forcing a unanimous jury cancelation of the Hahnenkamm super G. Rain mixed with snow is predicted to fall throughout the day. The 72nd Hahnenkamm downhill is slated for Saturday with Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) hunting for his first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill victory on the storied Streif.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Overnight rain turned to heavy wet snow, forcing the cancelation of the opening Hahnenkamm super G
  • Over 500 volunteers and course workers are staged for hill preparation for Saturday's downhill
  • The Hahnenkamm downhill is the only major World Cup downhill Bode Miller has yet to win
  • Friday's contineued forecast calls for widespread snowfall throughout the day
  • The outlook for Saturday is for more wet snow with heaviest coming down around noon
  • Warm temperatures and rain canceled both the Kitzbuehel downhill and super G in 2007
  • The 72nd Hahnenkamm downhill is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. CET with slalom slated for Sunday

 

QUOTES
Guenter Hujara - Audi FIS Alpine World Cup - men's tour director
It's a very simple update, all you have to do is go up the window and it will explain everything. The snow is untouchable right now, not skiable, and that's the reason we had to cancel the race.

There is no chance for Monday, there is no makeup day. We will do everything for tomorrow that we can. We will go hour by hour.

TV
A full list of TV coverage from Universal Sports can be found at http://www.universalsports.com/tv-listings/index.html

OFFICIAL HAHNENKAMM RESULTS
http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/1228.html?cal_suchsector=AL&event_id=30013