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Canceled Val d’Isere races for men and women moved to Beaver Creek


A lack of snow in the French Alps has forced World Cup organizers to re-draw the mid-Dec World Cup schedule.

A week of World Cup racing in Val d’Isere, France was canceled today (Nov. 30). Under the new plan, ghe men will stay in Beaver Creek, where they are racing this weekend, for a giant slalom Tuesday (Dec. 6) and a slalom Thursday (Dec. 8). The women will also come to Beaver Creek for a super G Wednesday (Dec. 7).

“I am so excited, it’s going to be an awesome race,” said Vail resident Lindsey Vonn, who has never raced a World Cup in her hometown.”I’ve always been jealous of the men that always get to race World Cups in Beaver Creek.  This will be my first World Cup in my home town, so I am really excited.”

“The hill here is cool, it’s great to be able to stay in the U.S.,” said Bode Miller. “For us it’s good because it’s still early season and we’re still trying to get our testing and our training dialed in, so to go to France where there is such limited snow would have posed an additional challenge, Here the training opportunities are pretty solid.”

Vonn third in second Lake Louise downhill training run, Smith fifthRetired racer Marco Buechel lending a hand on Birds of Prey course

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