The first of two men World Cup relegation in Lake Louise, Alta., was canceled on Friday due to too much snow.
About 10 inches fell overnight and an additional 10 inches was expected Friday at the ski resort in Banff National Park west of Calgary.
A second descent is scheduled for Saturday followed by Sunday’s super-G.
“Due to last night’s snowfall, current snowfall and forecast, the jury together with the (organizing committee) have decided to cancel today’s (race),” the FIS said in a statement Friday.
The Lake Louise World Cup descent that traditionally opens the men’s sprint season scheduled two descents this year for the first time.
The Women’s World Cup at Lake Louise has run a couple of downhills and a super-G for more than a decade.
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