Men's Downhill Postponed Because Of Slushy Slopes

Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill, originally scheduled to go at 2:45 p.m. ET on Saturday, has been postponed because of slushy conditions that have made it "impossible" to ski.

Rather than take a chance and try to see if the weather improved, organizers called off the race shortly after 4 a.m. local time, about 7½ hours before it was scheduled to start. With no replacement date set, it isn't clear when the Alpine events might begin.

This decision comes just one day after organizers were forced to postpone Sunday's Women's Super-Combined.

The combination of snow, rain, fog and the infamous warmer temperatures in Vancouver have wreaked havoc on Whistler, turning the slopes into a "soft, mushy mess too dangerous to be used for high-speed skiing."

Men's Downhill won't be skied until Monday at the earliest, but with more rain and mild temperatures in the forecast, even that may be wishful thinking.

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