It's also considered too risky to contest a downhill race when the skiers can reach 75 miles per hour (125 kph) if the air is blowing too strongly.
"Due to the strong wind and unfavourable forecast for today, the men's downhill is postponed", the International Ski Federation (FIS) announced.
Now both of those races will be held Thursday, but on different hills.
The race at the Yongpyong Alpine Centre was later moved to Thursday with an earlier start time to accommodate the men's downhill at the Jeongseon venue. Compare: at the 2017 world championships, she took GS silver; she finished second as well in the 2016-17 World Cup standings.
Innerhofer was fastest in the second day of training, while Jansrud was the most consistent over all three practice runs, placing second each time as he looked to find the right line to become Norway's first Olympic downhill champion.
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The event had been much anticipated as the first in American Mikaela Shiffrin's bid for multiple gold medals in Pyeongchang.
That made it tougher to concentrate fully, tougher to be at her best and tougher to be what she had proven to be for quite some time, which is the best female Alpine skier in the world - and with the trophies to prove it. Swiss slalom specialist Wendy Holdener is world champion in an event that could be the tightest race between Shiffrin and Vonn.
"For me, that was like a defining moment that I needed to take a step back and get a couple days of rest and then get back into training", Shiffrin said. The combined, which adds times from one downhill and one slalom, is now the first race for the men and remains slated for Tuesday.
It is unusual, but hardly unprecedented, for men and women to have races pushed onto the same day at a major competition; organizers are forced to arrange things that way because of bad weather.
Four years ago in Sochi, the latter part of the programme was rescheduled because of poor weather while the downhill in Vancouver in 2010 was put back two days because of heavy snow and rain.