Kandahar World Cup downhill race cancelled

STORY: The legendary Kandahar World Cup

downhill race has been cancelled

due to lack of snow and

unseasonably warm weather

Locator: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

(Martina Betz, Board member)

“We are standing here at the finish line. This is where the athletes would have come to a stop. There is simply no weather improvement in sight and no temperature which we would have needed. We would have needed several nights at minus 9 degrees Celsius (15.8 degrees Fahrenheit) for the artificial snow to stay.”

The traditional downhill slalom would have been celebrating its 70th year

Europe has seen its second-warmest year on record in 2022