The annual 'will it, won't it go ahead?' discussion about the Lauberhorn world cup ski races isn't happening this year, despite the virtual absence of real snow. A bulletin issued by the organising committee in the last few minutes reads:
Wengen is ready! We are pleased to provide you with today's media release announcing the downhill and also the slalom slopes passed the FIS snow control successfully.
I plan to raise the issue of just how he did it with the new race director, Urs Knapflin, when I interview him on the afternoon of January 16.