As a journalist, I rewrite the article to present it in a unique way. Here is my take on the topic:
Skiing and biking are two of the most popular winter activities, but mixing them together may not be the best idea. Using bikes as substitutes for skis in slalom skiing doesn’t make practical sense and could lead to dangerous situations. Instead of using bikes as an alternative, the UCI should explore other options that would be more interesting to watch.
One such option is fatbike XC courses. These courses still require the fundamental skills of XC racing but in a unique format, making it more exciting for both riders and spectators. Another suggestion is to create a “skiercross but on bikes” event, similar to Dual Slalom but with larger and more elaborate courses. Using bikes with skis instead of tires on these courses could add an extra level of excitement and challenge for riders.
It’s also worth considering that snow could just be left as the domain of skiing and for those who enjoy riding fatbikes through snowy woods. This is a more suitable and enjoyable option for some people who would rather stick to traditional activities for snow sports. In conclusion, while there may be some desire for wintertime biking on snow events, there are better options that can make something more interesting to watch.