Speed Ski World Cup cancelled for a 2nd day

FogGreeted with fog this morning, the racers and volunteers of the Sun Peaks FIS Speed Ski World Cup were hoping things would clear up to kick off the first World Cup race.

With periods of minor clarity and an eager crowd it looked as though some runs may actually have gone ahead but Mother Nature had other plans.

“Things were looking good, the track at Sun Peaks was perfect due to the preparations by the groomers and we have the fastest racers in the world here from 10 countries but one thing you can’t do in the sport of speed skiing is speed ski in the fog,” says Adam Earle, event organizer. “Alpine racers know that fog is Mother Nature’s ultimate weapon and today she served us that weapon.”

With the cancellation of the first two days the event now has only two days to compete the scheduled races. Tomorrow will be a busy day, with four runs scheduled starting at 9:15 a.m.

“We’ve schedule four runs tomorrow to complete the first World Cup race and initiate training for the second World Cup Race, so even though we only have two days left of a four day program we can still pull off both World Cup races,” says Earle.

It looks like variable clouds in the forecast for tomorrow so here’s to hoping everything goes according to plan.