Women’s races in Val d’Isere off because of lack of snow

Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, inspects the Oreiller-Killy course prior to an alpine ski women's World Cup Super-G in Val d'Isere, France, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. The 2018 World Cup needed to be cancelled on the same course due to a lack of snow. (Giovanni Auletta/AP)

VAL D’ISERE, France — The women’s World Cup ski races in Val d’Isere have been cancelled because of a lack of snow.

Organizers say the combined, downhill and super-G races scheduled for Dec. 14-16 have been called off following an inspection Monday by the International Ski Federation.

Because of a mild spell at the end of November, the bottom of the Oreiller-Killy course does not have enough snow.

A men’s World Cup giant slalom and slalom are scheduled to go ahead this weekend as scheduled. Those technical races will be held on the Face de Bellevarde slope.

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