Rain was predicted for 6:00am and unfortunately the weather forecaster was bang-on. Throughout the day, the upper mountain was blanketed with heavy snow, with a steady downpour on the lower mountain.
So no downhill training today.
For the record, 17cm of snow accumulated on top , 29mm of rain in the village. This evening, cannons are blasting (they report there are 70 of them to ensure the slopes are secure from avalanches) and the precipitation has let up.
But there is good news. The weather forecast for coming days is for bright sun and spring-like conditions. Organizers are working the piste to maintain the track surface under the watchful eyes of FIS Race Directors Peter Gerdol (men) and Janez Flere (Ladies).
The program remains in-place, with one training run tomorrow, the Opening Ceremonies in the evening and the first races of the 2016 Championships Saturday with ladies and men’s downhills.