FIS president Kasper: „Snow conditions still in question“

“Luckily the World Cup races till the end of the year are safe, but for the winter areas and  the winter sport industry the situation is still strained.” Gianfranco Kasper says.

“The Organizing Committee performed an excellent job. It’s really true that the hard workers have all the luck. The Saslong is in a perfect condition, such as it hasn’t been for years. This piste is more interesting with a thin snow layer rather than when covered in lots of snow.” FIS president Kasper explains.

“Even though the snow conditions here in Val Gardena are good and the World Cup races until the end of the year are safe, the snow situation is not yet as it should be. A few places in the Alps have got artificial snow, but altogether there is not enough snow. We would need at least a metre of fresh snow. The ski and tourism industries and tourism need the snow for the pre-Christmas and Christmas economy.” Kasper further declares.