World Cup ski cross postponed due to bitterly cold conditions at Nakiska

NAKISKA, Alta. - The World Cup ski cross competition scheduled for Friday has been postponed due to the bitterly cold conditions at Nakiska Ski Area.

Race organizers originally planned to hold two World Cup events on the Mighty Peace course, one on Friday and the other on Saturday.

With the temperature hovering around the minus-30 mark, the decision was made to postpone the first race to Saturday and cancel the second World Cup.

The women's qualification was held Thursday and the men's qualification was held Friday morning, and those results will be used to determine the order for Saturday's heats.

Three of the 13 events on last season's World Cup ski cross schedule were cancelled due to poor weather conditions, including fog, wind or precipitation.

A spokesman for FIS (International Ski Federation), the sport's governing body, said he could not recall a World Cup ski cross event being affected due to cold weather since the sport was added to the circuit in 2002.

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