Alpine Skiing: Heavy snow wipes out training run

Heavy snow on Wednesday wiped out training in the men's Alpine Ski World Cup for the second day in a row, putting Friday's scheduled downhill race at risk.

At least one downhill training run must take place for Friday's race to be staged as scheduled.

Tuesday's original training run was cancelled after a Canadian snowstorm prevented some teams from arriving in time at Beaver Creek.

Forecasts had already prompted race officials to alter the week's line-up at the US course, with the Super-G originally set for Friday moved to Saturday and the downhill advanced one day.

The giant slalom, concluding the two-week men's stay in North America, remains on Sunday as originally planned.

The Beaver Creek layout to be used is a hybrid combination of some of the former "Birds of Prey" course and parts of the new "Raptor" course that will be used in full at the 2015 World Championships.