World Cup ski races canceled after lack of snow in Germany

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — A lack of snow in the unseasonably warm European winter has forced organizers to cancel two men’s World Cup ski races in Germany two weeks ahead of schedule. The International Ski Federation says it’s “working on a replacement” venue for the downhill and giant slalom scheduled on Jan. 28-29 at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. FIS cited the “not favorable weather forecast and the actual snow conditions” on the storied Kandahar slope in Bavaria for the decision. The hill did manage to stage a men’s slalom last week. It used a narrow strip of white artificial snow surrounded by green fields and forest.

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