Lack of snow causes postponement of race at Ski Cooper on Friday

Boys skiing giant slalom

(Ryan Casey/

The state's skiing schedule is scheduled to get underway on Friday, but a lack of snow at the mountain has caused one of the two events to be postponed.

Seven teams were slated to compete in the giant slalom at Ski Cooper. A lack of accumulated snow on the mountain, combined with a forecast of high winds and dry conditions through the week, have caused it to cancelled. The event will be moved to a new location the week prior to the state championships.

Lake County, Middle Park, Aspen, Clear Creek, Nederland, Platte Canyon and Summit were scheduled to race at Ski Cooper on Friday.

The giant slalom event scheduled to be held at Beaver Creek on Friday remains on as scheduled. Teams competing include Battle Mountain, Colorado Rocky Mountain, Durango, Evergreen, Eagle Valley, Vail Mountain and Steamboat Springs.