Snowboarding, the Zermatt-Cervinia case: excessive temperatures and no synthetic snow on the glacier, in the long run the World Cup race is canceled

Snowboarding, the Zermatt-Cervinia case: excessive temperatures and no synthetic snow on the glacier, in the long run the World Cup race is canceled

Snowboarding, the Zermatt-Cervinia case: excessive temperatures and no synthetic snow on the glacier, in the long run the World Cup race is canceled

From the aerial pictures of some days in the past it may very well be seen a tongue of snow. past the perimeters, harmful cracks. And earlier than arrival, a 2835 meters of altitudein Laghi Cime Bianche, the darkish grey of stones. Lastly the organizers gave up and the Fis (Worldwide Ski Federation) has determined: the stage of males’s descent of the World Cup Zermatt-Cervinia, scheduled for October 29 and 30, was cancelled. The choice on the ladies’s race, scheduled for November 5 and 6, will are available in three days.

Within the subsequent few hours, riots are anticipated within the inhabitants between Italy and Switzerland, however it’s so zero thermal is fastened across the 3 thousand meters; in addition to not taking as a right that the snow wanted to fall from the sky for certain the observe, due to this fact, is tough for the cannons that produce the so-called “synthetic” snow.. Large Becca is definitely prepared for two-thirds. Within the final third, the collected snow shares of the earlier season had been used. However the organizers would have wanted two or three days of low temperatures to have the ability to “shoot”. Which did not occur.

The choice to arrange a stage of the World Cup between October and November, in Cervinia, was harshly criticized from varied locations in current weeks (historically, after the opening on the glacier of bought, there was Levi’s stage, in Finland, and the journey to North America). To be uncovered, among the many energetic athletes, was the French mountain skier John Clarey41, silver medal on the Beijing Olympics: “This race is senseless and I’m satisfied that this appointment has no future”. And once more: “You solely have to take a look at the circumstances of the glaciers, that are getting worse 12 months after 12 months. This descent requires huge assets, from using helicopters to the filling of crevasses. A manifestation towards any environmental logic“. And talking of the state of the glaciers: as we speak we needed to run to the Rettenbach, however the rain combined with snow has compelled the Fis to cease athletes. Race cancelled, due to this fact. And the chance is that tomorrow’s date, with the lads, will meet the identical destiny.

Per week in the past the deputy mayor of Valtournenche, Nicole Maquignazinterviewed by AostaSerahad stated: “If the races had been misplaced, for us it could be a complete catastrophe since we now have invested quite a bit in assets, time, power”. A loss for all. Beginning with the individuals concerned within the space, who spent cash in useless; but in addition for the world of snowboardingwhose picture is broken by a narrative, to cite Clarey, organized “towards all environmental logic.”


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