St Anton is normally a legendary venue for ski racing but this year, the stop is being replaced due to what some FIS officials are calling “unseasonably warm temperatures.” Instead the women’s Downhill and Super G events will take place at Altenmarkt-Zauchensee instead.
So far, the warm weather that continues to plague the alps should end by the end of the week as a cold front moving into the westerly mountains by Thursday. That front should be accompanied by snow. Still, that change in weather does not allow enough time for race officials to prepare the course to a degree that is world cup caliber.
FIS Press Release:
Due to abnormally warm temperatures and the lack of snow, the World Cup downhill and super-G races scheduled for 9th and 10th January have unfortunately been cancelled, despite enormous efforts from the St. Anton mountain management and the organising committee.
The snow conditions in the ski resort are good for recreational skiing but don’t allow for a perfect preparation of World Cup races.
The Schedule Is As Follows:
Thursday 7th January 2016 – downhill training
Friday 8th January 2016 – downhill training
Saturday 9th January 2016 – 2 run downhill 9:30/11:30 CET
Sunday 10th January 2016 – super-G 11:30 CET