Very little snow in Valais – Men’s Matterhorn descent must be canceled – Sports


The premiere of the World Cup on the Matterhorn cannot take place yet. The weather doesn’t suit men’s races, but there is hope for women.

Bad news for the newly-planned Matterhorn home: The opening of the men’s sprint season cannot happen next weekend due to lack of snow. On Saturday, after another inspection of the slope, the FIS officially announced what has become clear in the past few days.

“Cancellation is understandable to us and at the same time disappointing. But nature is always more powerful than man,” said Franz Julen, president of the OC.

Offspring of women can still occur

At the bottom of the new World Cup piste, which starts over Zermatt and ends in Cervinia, Italy, the snow is still not enough for the guys to be able to ski in 29/30. October can complete two descents. “We will not give up. It will probably take two attempts for such pilot projects ”, says Julen. According to FIS, the races that were supposed to be the start of the sprint season will not be replaced.


There is not enough snow

The World Cup ramp is not yet suitable for the premiere.

Keystone / Jean-Christophe Bout / archive

But the premiere on the Matterhorn doesn’t have to completely fall into the water. For women’s slopes, a week later on 5/6. November is still hopeful.

The snow will be controlled in these competitions on Tuesday. “We have three nights now. We need cooler temperatures and, at best, snow, then we’re confident about that,” explains the OC chief. Therefore, Valais and especially the Zermatt region depend on the Salah of Peter in a very short time.

For the men’s races, the organizers of the first races had already received a 6-day delay last Sunday in order to make the new “Gran Becca” slope fit for racing. As in previous years, the men’s pace will start in Lake Louise, Canada.

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