Alpine skiing: The snow is a spoiler in Crans-Montana


Initially scheduled for 10am this Friday, the descent has been moved to 1.15pm. In question, the snow fallen during the night.

Jérémy Santallo, Crans-Montana

Volunteers at work at dawn Friday.


Seated in the press room Thursday, at the end of the day, Marius Robyr was right by announcing «5 to 10 centimeters of snow overnight» on the Haut-Plateau.

Friday, when we wake up, we was moreover more on the top of the range in the streets of Crans-Montana. Scheduled for 10 a.m., the first descent of the weekend has been postponed to 1:15 p.m.

A rather distant postponement which can be explained by the fact that it is necessary to leave Kitzbühel in the light at the end of the morning (1st departure at 11:30 am). But also because the Mont-Lachaux piste surely needs some pampering.

«We have already planned everything and we know when we will be working, explained Marius Robyr on Thursday evening. We had to find 50 more people to go on the track.» In all, 120 people «stake» were expected at 4 a.m. Friday morning to work on the route.

Last week already, it had fallen nearly 1m60 of snow after the European Cup races. «The weather is not with us these days. We are told of snow, wind, maybe a little fog. If we get out of there and get through it, it’ll mean we’re good (laughs)

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