Multiple Olympic women’s skiing events postponed due to snow

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Multiple skiing events at the Winter Olympics have been postponed due to heavy snowfall in Beijing.

The qualifying round of the women’s aerial freestyle skiing competition was pushed back a day. The event, which features women’s big air gold medalist Eileen Gu, is now scheduled to take place at 4:30 a.m. ET on Monday. Finals are expected to go on as scheduled, according to the FIS.

Snow has been falling since Saturday at the Yanqing Alpine Skiing Center for the first time during alpine races at the Olympics. Previously, athletes had been racing and training on artificial snow.

A women’s downhill training run, scheduled for Sunday, was also canceled. Team USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin said after finishing ninth in Super-G on Thursday that she plans on competing in the downhill and combined, the last women’s alpine events in Beijing.