The authorities in Adelboden say the men's World Cup Giant Slalom and Slalom races at the weekend will go ahead, despite a landslide damaging and closing the sole road to the Swiss ski resort.
Village officials said they would be able to open one lane of the road by early morning on Saturday, just hours before the Giant Slalom event.
Adelboden is one of four Swiss venues on the Alpine Skiing World Cup circuit, and the first of the year, usually attracting around 40,000 spectators.
The mountain village in the Bernese Alps was hit hard by the storm, Burglind, which caused the closure of numerous mountain roads across Switzerland, and cut off towns.
Rail links have also been suspended in parts of the country due to a high risk of avalanches and mudslides.
At least eight people were injured in the storm which has caused material damage worth an estimated CHF50 million ($51 million). Burglind swept across much of Switzerland and other parts of Europe on Wednesday.
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