World Cup ski race cancelled because of too much snow 

Posted: January 16, 2017 by oldbrew in weather

Credit: myswitzerland.com

Credit: myswitzerland.com


The BBC’s report mentions a ‘cold snap’ but it’s been around for a while now in many parts of Europe.

A famous downhill race in the Skiing World Cup has been cancelled – because there has been too much snow.

Saturday’s race at the Lauberhorn course in Wengen, Switzerland, was dropped after more than 40cm (16in) of snow fell overnight. Crews worked through the night but were unable to prepare the piste in time.

After a dry start to the ski season in December, resorts are now dealing with heavy flurries as a cold snap grips Europe.

The Lauberhorn course is the longest downhill run in the world, and racers can reach speeds of 160km per hour (100 miles per hour).

The heavy snow was accompanied by powerful winds, complicating preparations, and eventually forcing organisers to admit the race could not be held safely.

Source: Ski World Cup: Lauberhorn race cancelled because of too much snow – BBC News

Comments
  1. A C Osborn says:

    But that is just “weather” created by CAGW don’t you know.

  2. Climatism says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    Year 2000 : According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.
    “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.

    Climate change alarmist dud-prediction #1,324,567 and counting…

    LOL ❄️😂❄️

  3. rishrac says:

    Just another horrifying result of global warming. ( sarc).

  4. oldbrew says:

    It’s not hard to imagine the headlines if it had been cancelled due to lack of snow :/

  5. oldbrew says:

    Team Sky cyclists in Majorca go for a spin in a blizzard…

    In contrast with the sweltering conditions at the Tour Down Under, the temperature in some parts of the island dropped to -10ºC.

    The bad news is that the snow looks likely to hit mainland Spain, with the wintry weather even making its way to Ceuta, a Spanish city in north Africa that hasn’t seen snowfall since 1993.

    Read more at http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/its-snowing-in-mallorca-but-the-pro-riders-are-still-out-training-307730
    – – –
    Spain – Heaviest snowfall in 35 years
    JANUARY 18, 2017
    http://www.iceagenow.info/spain-heaviest-snowfall-35-years/

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