This morning people in Santa Caterina Valfurva – home of the Alpine Skiing World Cup Men’s downhill race on December 28 and of the alpine combined one on December 29 – woke up with a thick snowfall.

It’s the first real snowfall of the season in the town (on top of Mount Sobretta snow had already fallen). It’s just a few centimetres of snow, but enough to prepare the basis where – in the upcoming days – when the temperatures are expected to drop – artificial snow will be made.

It’s a good start for the Deborah Compagnoni slope, where the type A nets have already been placed, while the type B one will be placed only once the snow base is ready. The Santa Caterina ski area will open on December 3 but FIS races are scheduled from November 29 to December 2 and it’ll be a great test ahead of the World Cup.

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