Statement from the Crans-Montana World Cup races organisation committee

Deeply saddened, the Crans-Montana World Cup races organisation committee would like to express their deepest condolences to the family of the ski patroller whose life was taken in the avalanche whilst working in the ski area.

In agreement with the International Ski Federation, the race programme has been maintained and confirmed for both the downhill training (Thursday 21/ Friday 22 February), and for the races (Saturday 23/Sunday 24 February, as well as for the ceremonies taking place at the ice rink on Friday and Saturday from 17.30 onwards.

A moment of silence and remembrance will be observed.

The LED torchlit descent on Thursday evening (21.02.) has been cancelled out of respect for the day of mourning in the Crans-Montana ski area, as declared by the CMA ski lift company earlier today.