Ski World Cup: Lauberhorn competition cancelled since of too most snow

Staff purify a tribune during a finish area of a men's Alpine downhill competition of a FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup during a Lauberhorn, in Wengen, on 14 Jan 2017.Image copyright
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Workers spent a night in frozen temperatures perplexing to transparent a course

A famous downhill competition in a Skiing World Cup has been cancelled – since there has been too most snow.

Saturday’s competition during a Lauberhorn march in Wengen, Switzerland, was forsaken after some-more than 40cm (16in) of sleet fell overnight.

Crews worked by a night though were incompetent to ready a piste in time.

After a dry start to a ski deteriorate in December, resorts are now trade with complicated flurries as a cold snap grips Europe.

The Lauberhorn march is a longest downhill run in a world, and racers can strech speeds of 160km per hour (100 miles per hour).

The complicated sleet was accompanied by absolute winds, complicating preparations, and eventually forcing organisers to acknowledge a competition could not be hold safely.

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Organisers pronounced crews had been operative by a night – in temperatures good next freezing

More sleet is foresee to tumble during a weekend, though in most lighter flurries, and slalom events on Sunday are still approaching to take place.

Tickets for Saturday were being refunded on-site until 17:00 internal time.

The Europe-wide cold snap has caused poignant problems opposite Europe, including energy cuts to scarcely 350,000 homes in France and many trade accidents.

It is suspicion a stream cold continue has killed about 65 people opposite a continent so far.

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