FIS gives green light for the Saslong classics after passed snow control
On Saturday, eleven days before the first downhill training, the International Ski Federation carried out the snow control on the Val Gardena/Gröden downhill course. Following the routine procedure, the FIS confirmed the World Cup races on the Saslong. In addition to the two training runs, the program includes a super-G on Friday, 18 December followed by the classic downhill on Saturday, 19 December.
"This year we have a good mix of both natural and technical snow. The natural snow is ideal for the fall areas and therefore essential for the safety of the racers. The technical snow, on the other hand, allows perfect preparation of the slope, so that Jansrud, Kriechmayr, Paris & Co. will find ideal conditions on Sochers, the Camel Humps and Ciaslat. I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank the lift company Saslong SpA. Last year, major investments were made in a new snowmaking system from Demaclenko. The new snow making machines work extremely efficiently and make our preparations on the slopes much easier", affirms Rainer Senoner, President of the Saslong Classic Club and race director of the two Val Gardena/Gröden speed races.
So nothing more stands in the way of the South Tyrolean World Cup classics on the last weekend before Christmas. After the two downhill trainings on Wednesday and Thursday, the super-G will open the renowned World Cup event on Friday, 18 December 18 followed by the legendary downhill race on Saturday, 19 December. All trainings and the two races will start at 11:45 am.