12th November 2022
A cross country sprint ski race is being moved from Milan in Italy to Livigno as making artificial snow has been deemed to be too expensive. NEW
The International Si & Snowboard Federation has said increased energy costs made it unviable and “the conclusion was to move the competitions to the mountain resort of Livigno.”
An on-site inspection has approved the course tracks and the event program.
In addition, as a ski resort, Livigno offers suitable logistic infrastructure to accommodate the FIS Cross-Country family.
“Of course, we are looking to have as few changes to the original calendar program as possible,” said FIS Cross-Country race director, Michal Lamplot.
“Nevertheless, we are aware of challenges organisers are facing these days with global issues affecting their events.
“That is why we remain in constant exchange and need to be able to react on time.
“With Livigno, FISI has presented a great alternative for the sprint weekend in January and we are looking forward to get the final preparations underway.”
— FIS Cross-Country (@FISCrossCountry) November 8, 2022
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