The big orienteering weekend in Davos Klosters will be going ahead as planned on Saturday. The weather conditions that are now expected will allow the first race of the World Cup final weekend – the relay, and the 11th Swiss national orienteering event organised in parallel with the World Cup – to take place at Madrisa as originally planned.
The organisers of the EGK Orienteering World Cup finals have been keeping a keen eye on the weather forecast for the Davos Klosters holiday region this week. The original forecast of snow and low temperatures for the second half of the week could have been a major obstacle to race preparations for the organising team. However, the snow that was forecast fell mainly as rain instead, even at higher altitudes.
This meant that the work to build the race arena started as planned on Thursday and preparations are on schedule. We will continue to follow weather developments with the help of expert meteorologists and the local authorities. However, as things look right now, the weather conditions at the weekend are not expected to have an impact on the organisation of the event.
Accordingly, the Orienteering World Cup finals and the Swiss national orienteering weekend will go ahead as planned. The major orienteering event starts on Saturday with the World Cup relay race for national teams, and 11th Swiss national orienteering individual event for other orienteers.
If, contrary to expectations, there is an extreme deterioration in weather conditions, the organisers reserve the right to make adjustments.