Fog postpones men’s snowboard cross to Tuesday at 1:30 a.m. ET
Feb 17, 2:00am EST
Men's snowboard cross has been postponed due to heavy fog and low visibility and rescheduled for 1:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday. For Tuesday's competition, there will be no seeding runs. Instead, athletes will compete in the finals with their seeding based on their current FIS ranking.
Snowboard cross is one of those events that leads to its fair share of crashes under normal circumstances, so imagine throwing reduced visibility thanks to fog in the mix. It started when the men’s snowboard cross seeding runs originally scheduled to kick off at 2 a.m. ET were cancelled. All riders were to advance to the finals with FIS rankings determing the groupings for each heat.
But the fog never cleared enough to hold the contest, and what was initially a delay for the finals officially turned into a postponement, with the competition to take place on Tuesday instead.
The New York Times’ Doug Mills shared an image of the fog earlier this morning: