First men's World Cup downhill training run cancelled in Lake Louise

Urs Kryenbuehl (left), Nils Mani and Ralph Weber (right) of Switzerland head up the mountain for course inspection in Lake Louise, Alta. on Wednesday November 22, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - The first training run of the men's World Cup downhill season was cancelled Wednesday in Lake Louise, Alta.

The men are scheduled to race a downhill Saturday followed by Sunday's super-G at the ski resort west of Calgary.

Heavy snowfall overnight and warm temperatures hovering at freezing made the course too soft to test Wednesday.

Training runs are scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

Last year's men's World Cup in Lake Louise was cancelled because it wasn't cold enough to make snow in the days before the races.

Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal swept the downhill and super-G in 2015.

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