"Due to the strong wind and unfavourable forecast for today, the men's DH is postponed to another date," said an advisory distributed by the International Ski Federation (FIS) via Whatsapp.
"The jury will make a plan for the next days and we will inform asap."
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The race, a blue riband event in the Alpine skiing programme, had been scheduled to start at 11 am local time (0200 GMT) but organisers have had contingency plans in place for several days in case the forecast winds forced a postponement.
No alternative dates have yet been announced however.