Cortina downhill cancelled due to adverse weather
A skier rides a chairlift in Cortina d'Ampezzo on January 17, 2014 after a second training session for the women's World Cup downhill race was cancelled due to snowfall - by Giuseppe Cacace
Local organisers had been battling with incessant snowfall in the Italian Dolomites resort since Friday, when a second, scheduled training run for the World Cup event was cancelled.
The plan is to now try and stage the downhill on Sunday, when a women's super-G was initially scheduled.
A statement from FIS said: "Due to adverse weather forecast combined with soft snow conditions, today's downhill in Cortina is cancelled.
"The plan is to reschedule the Cortina downhill for tomorrow (Sunday) at 11:30 CET instead of the super-G race originally planned."