Alpine ski racing postponed Friday due to weather, rescheduled for today

WILMINGTON — Alpine super-G ski racing at Whiteface Mountain for the 2023 FISU Winter World University Games has been postponed Friday because of the weather at the mountain, according to FISU organizers.

Jon Lundin, the head of communications for Lake Placid 2023, said races have been rescheduled for Saturday with a men’s start at 10:05 a.m. and women’s start at 1:05 p.m.

Darcy Norfolk, communications director for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority, which manages the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, said the rain Friday morning led to the shift.

“A super-G race is a pretty fast race,” she said. “I think you just want optimal conditions.”

Norfolk said Whiteface worked with the Games’ organizing committee to make the decision. After the decision was made, the snow started falling in the afternoon, so she said conditions should be good on Saturday.

After a recent warm spell which melted snow down to the grass on ground level, the region cooled down drastically Thursday night, accompanied by heavy rain, which turned to snow Friday morning.


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