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Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup Snow Control Gets Green Light

Calgary, Alta. (Nov. 13, 2017) - It’s winter in Western Canada! The Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup reached a positive snow control with FIS confirming the men’s downhill and super-G races on November 25 and 26, 2017. “This positive snow control is great news. The cooperation of our organizing committee, our Sled Dog volunteers, the Net Crew, the entire team at the Lake Louise Ski Resort and Mother Nature means we will be race ready to host the world’s fastest alpine ski racers,” declares Brian Lynam, Race Chairman, Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup.
 
These races mark the opening of the speed events on the World Cup tour. Canada has had 12 podiums on the Lake Louise track, with Canadian Cowboy Erik Guay claiming the first one in 2003 with a second-place finish in the downhill.
 
For a full list of Canadian podiums, click here.
 
Mark your calendars and bring your cowbells to come out and cheer on Canada’s fastest athletes as they vie for podium finishes and kick off the start of the 2017-18 season!
 
For more information, visit lakelouiseworldcup.com

Men’s schedule of events

Date

Time (MST)

Event

Wednesday, Nov. 22

12:15 pm

Men’s downhill training

Thursday, Nov. 23

12:15 pm

Men’s downhill training

Friday, Nov. 24

12:15 pm

Men’s downhill training

Saturday, Nov. 25

12:15 pm

Audi FIS Ski World Cup men’s downhill

Sunday, Nov. 26

12:00 pm

Audi FIS Ski World Cup men’s super-G

 
Ladies’ schedule of events

Date

Time (MST)

Event

Tuesday, Nov. 28

12:30 pm

Ladies’ downhill training

Wednesday, Nov. 29

12:30 pm

Ladies’ downhill training

Thursday, Nov. 30

12:30 pm

Ladies’ downhill training

Friday, Dec. 1

12:30 pm

Audi FIS Ski World Cup ladies’ downhill 1

Saturday, Dec. 2

12:30 pm

Audi FIS Ski World Cup ladies’ downhill 2

Sunday, Dec. 3

11 am

Audi FIS Ski World Cup ladies’ super-G

 
About the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup
The world’s fastest skiers descend on Alberta at the end of November each year to compete at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill and super-G races held during the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup. Held in the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains at Lake Louise Ski Resort, Canada’s highest-profile alpine ski race features the first men’s and ladies’ speed events of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup season. First hosted in 1980, the Lake Louise World Cup event is the first outside Europe to be named to the prestigious Club 5, an organization that brings together the most famous and historic World Cup alpine race organizing committees. The event has become synonymous with the start of the ski season each winter. It also represents the only opportunity male and female Canadian alpine skiers have to win a World Cup on home snow. For more information please visit lakelouiseworldcup.com.
 
About Lake Louise Ski Resort
Vast and varied, pristine and inspirational, Lake Louise Ski Resort is a friendly wilderness that’s authentically Canadian. Located in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies, the resort features 4,200 skiable acres of world-class terrain. For more information, please visit skilouise.com.
 
About Alpine Canada Alpin
Alpine Canada is the national governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, world championship and World Cup medallists to stimulate visibility, inspiration and growth in the ski community.
 
Media accreditation
For media accreditation, please complete the registration form at lakelouiseworldcup.com.
 
For Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup information or press inquiries contact:
Michelle Comeau
Communications Manager
Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup
403.512.7671
michelle.comeau@winterstartevents.com
 
For Alpine Canada information or press inquiries, please contact:
Ashley Shantz
Manager Communications and Media Relations
Alpine Canada Alpin
587.226.3007
ashantz@alpinecanada.org
 

For more information on media registration for accreditation for the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup, please contact:
Ken Kilroe
Chief of Media
Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup
403.650.6454

Published - November 13, 2017.


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