The slalom in Val d’Isère has been cancelled because of high winds ©FIS

High winds forced the postponement of the men's slalom at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing World Cup in Val d’Isère.

The event has been rescheduled for tomorrow and replaces the planned giant slalom.

A new date and time for the giant slalom would be confirmed at a later date, according to the FIS.

Race organisers worked from the early hours in an attempt to stage the race, before the decision was taken to postpone it.

Markus Waldner, FIS chief race director for the Alpine Skiing World Cup, said the track itself was ready, but the high winds made it impossible to hold the competition.

"We knew it would be difficult because of the forecast and the wind was just too strong," he said.

"It is always sad to cancel races, but we have to respect the nature of the conditions."

Organisers will try again tomorrow, when Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway targets a third consecutive podium finish.