Womans Slalom in Courchevel France Postponed Due to 3 Feet of Fresh Euro Powder

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 17, 2011 11:53 am

It’s been a funny season so far when it comes to snowfall. Some mountains have gotten absolutely pounded, while others are left with no precipitation in over a month!. Europe has been suffering the most, and if you walked around the streets of  France you wouldn’t have seen a single natural flake. Well someone must have done the La Nina Dance “en francais” cause Courchevel has gotten over three feet of light fluffy powder dumped on them. Don’t believe it? Check out Lindsey Vonn’s snowed-in car in a photo she tweeted. Someone needs to start shoveling!

While this is fantastic news overall, it unfortunately has left the race surface in a place where its surface is just not hard enough for officials to deem consistent enough for the women to compete in today’s slalom. They’ve instead made the decision to postpone the competition until 9:30am (local time) tomorrow. 

“We’re digging out our cars for the second time,” said women’s technical Head Coach Roland Pfeifer. “There’s well over a meter of snow, but it’s light stuff – perfect for powder skiing.”