Mild conditions continue to affect the 2015 Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games. Alpine skiing will be cancelled due to the closure of the event venue, Castle Mountain Resort.

According to the resort’s website, Castle Mountain sees an average winter snowfall of 910 cm. To date the resort has only received 264 cm.

“The process for the event cancellation will be the same as the earlier cross country skiing cancellation,” says Games Chair Lea Switzer. “Alpine skiing participants will be contacted and their registration fees will be returned.”

Despite the cancellations of alpine and cross country skiing, Switzer says this shouldn’t dampen the spirit of the rest of the Games.

“Lethbridge has embraced the Games through support and volunteerism, we have some amazing events planned for all residents to attend and of course the competition in the remaining 12 events is what really brings us all together.”

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