St Anton World Cup races cancelled


The ladies' FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup races scheduled to be staged in St Anton next month have been cancelled due to "abnormally warm temperatures".

Downhill and super-G races were due to take place on January 9 and 10, but a statement on the FIS website revealed they had been postponed.

Temperatures in the popular Austrian resort were as high as 11 degrees on Sunday and are not forecast to drop considerably next week.

The statement said: "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.

"An official decision regarding a possible replacement will be announced as soon as possible."