Alpine Skiing - Levi slaloms will go ahead

The opening slalom races of the World Cup season in Levi on November 10 and 11 have been given the green light.

Alpine Skiing - Levi slaloms will go ahead

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Jean-Baptiste Grange of France clears a gate during his first run in the men's slalom World Cup race at Levi

”I am positively surprised what the snow-making facilities and the organising committee have been able to achieve during the last few days. The competition slope is in great shape. This is why I can already now give the go ahead for the event, two days before the planned snow control day, " said race director Hans Pieren.

He added: ”The 10-day weather forecast is also looking promising at the moment so we look forward to a great weekend of racing here at Levi.” concluded Pieren.

The early season races in Finland were cancelled last year due to a lack of slow with Jean-Baptiste Grange and Marlies Schild winning in 2010.

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