Race organizers threw salt on the snow to save Sunday’s Coca-Cola Classic alpine ski races at Alyeska Ski Resort, but they couldn’t stop the severe weather that closed down the mountain Monday.

Giant slalom races scheduled for Monday were called off because of strong winds and heavy snow and rain in Girdwood. There was no immediate word whether they can be rescheduled.

Sunday’s slalom races happened as scheduled despite rain and spring-like conditions that prompted Alyeska Ski Club coaches to throw salt on the course in an effort to harden the surface and prevent the track from deteriorating.

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