Officials in Feldberg celebrate after a positive snow report means that FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup event can go ahead later this month ©FIS

The International Ski Federation (FIS), whose World Cup schedule has been badly hit this season by the unseasonably warm conditions, have had some good news to celebrate following positive snow reports in Feldberg and Cortina d'Ampezzo mean events due to take place later this month should go ahead.

Snowfall over the past few days and a promising forecast with colder temperatures over the next few days, as well as the possibility to produce artificial snow at both events, means they safe from cancellation, according to the FIS. 

The inspection carried out by FIS official Alberto Schiavon and course builder Anders Forsell in Feldberg, located in in the Black Forest and which is the highest mountain in Baden-Württemberg, means Germany will stage its first Snowboard Cross World Cup event for 10 years.

The event, scheduled to take place from January 22 to 24, will be the the third time in history that the Snowboard Cross World Cup circuit has taken place in Germany but the first since 2004 when Berchtesgaden hosted an event. 

The Women's alpine Skiing World Cup event in Italian resort Cortina d'Ampezzo has also been confirmed and is scheduled to take place from January 21 until 24.