Val d'Isere Cancelled Due to Weather; Slalom Pushed to Sunday
Due to a weather pattern that came in to Val d'Isere, France, producing snowfall and strong winds, the men's slalom race was cancelled on Saturday.
After discussions with the organizing committee, French Ski Federation, and InFront (the broadcast rights holder), the jury decided to reschedule Saturday's men's slalom race to Sunday. As such, the men's giant slalom will be rescheduled to a later date, and will be communicated as soon as the International Ski Federation (FIS) can confirm a new date and location.
With knowledge of the weather pattern coming in, the jury - with the support of the organizing committee, French Ski Federation and InFont, had decided on Wednesday to alter the program, with slalom on Saturday and giant slalom on Sunday. On Friday evening, the winds were so strong that the organizing committee decided - for safety reasons - to cancel the public bib draw. After numerous delays on Saturday, including a move to the reserve start, the final decision was made.
Young rising stars River Radamus and Luke Winters will be starting for the Americans on Sunday. Luke has had some solid slalom training in Val d'Isere prior to the race, and both men are looking forward to throwing it down on Sunday.
More details about the rescheduled giant slalom will be forthcoming.
Official event hashtags: #worldcupvaldisere
HOW TO WATCH
All times EST
Saturday, Dec. 14
2:00 p.m. - NBC Special "Mikaela's Masterpiece" - NBCSN
9:30 p.m. - Women’s super-G, St. Moritz, SUI - NBCSN*
Sunday, Dec. 15
3:30 a.m. - Men’s slalom run 1, Val d‘Isere, FRA - Olympic Channel.com - delayed until 4 a.m., NBC Sports Gold
3:45 a.m. - Women’s parallel slalom qualifying, St. Moritz, SUI - Olympic Channel.com - delayed until 10:30 a.m., NBC Sports Gold
6:30 a.m. - Men’s slalom run 2, Val d‘Isere, FRA - Olympic Channel, Olympic Channel.com, NBC Sports Gold
7:30 a.m. - Women’s parallel slalom, St. Moritz, SUI - Olympic Channel, Olympic Channel.com, NBC Sports Gold
8:00 p.m. - Women’s parallel slalom, St. Moritz, SUI - NBCSN*
Note: All televised events to stream across NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA app
Exclusive commercial-free coverage will be available for subscribers of the NBC Sports Gold Pass, available here: https://www.nbcsports.com/gold/snow.