NEWS
02/10/2012 06:43 EST | Updated 04/11/2012 05:12 EDT

Women's World Cup giant slalom cancelled because of high winds in Andorran Pyrenees

SOLDEU-GRANDVALIRA, Andorra - A women's World Cup giant slalom scheduled for Friday has been cancelled because of high winds in the Pyrenees mountains of Andorra.

Winds knocked down temporary structures at the base of the 400-meter (1,300-foot) Avet slope during the night, and after a 2 1/2-hour delay the organizers finally called the race off.

Race organizers have yet to announce if the race will be rescheduled for a second time. It was originally to be held in Courchevel, France, in December, but was also cancelled due to poor weather.

A second giant slalom is scheduled for Saturday, with a slalom to follow on Sunday.