ORDINO-ARCALÍS, Andorra – January 30, 2024: The FWT is sorry to announce that the second event of the season – the Ordino Arcalís Pro – has been canceled due to insufficient off-piste snow conditions, which prevent the snowpack from meeting the safety standards for a FWT Pro competition.
Even though the mountain offered optimal conditions a few weeks ago, recent rains and rising temperatures have damaged the off-piste snowpack, making it too dangerous for professional freeriding.
However, conditions on-piste in Andorra remain excellent and all resorts are fully operational; the ISMF World Cup, as well as the 32nd Borrufa FIS Children’s International Trophy – with 250 athletes from 27 different countries – took place in the last weeks, and preparations are being finalized to host the Alpine Ski World Cup in Grandvalira between February 10 and 11.
According to the weather models, a snowstorm will hit the Andorran Pyrenees on February 10-11, unfortunately too late to meet the Ordino Arcalís Pro event’s weather window: February 1-7, 2024. For this reason, a joint decision was made between the operating committee at Ordino Arcalís and FWT organizers to cancel the competition this year.