A lack of snow and excessively high temperatures are jeopardizing the World Cup for women ski jumping in Hinterzarten and the World Cup for Nordic combined in Schonach.
“The implementation is currently questionable,” said press spokeswoman Anna Kornhaas of the German Press Agency about the planned staging of the jumping in Hinterzarten at the end of January. “In order to be able to snow the system, at least minus five degrees Celsius are required and this on at least three days in order to be able to produce enough snow.” The organizing committee has not given up hope yet, said Kornhaas. The decision should be made on Thursday.
On February 11th and 12th, the women and men of the Nordic Combined will be guests in Schonach. There, too, the concerns of the organizers are great. “If there is no snow and the temperatures are not cold enough, no money in the world can replace the snow,” the organizing committee made clear when asked by dpa. “However, we are very hopeful that we can host the World Cup,” it said. After all, snow and low temperatures are in prospect.
Due to the unfavorable weather forecast and snow conditions, several winter sports world cups have already been canceled this season – including the downhill run planned for the end of January on the legendary Kandahar in Garmisch and the men’s giant slalom.