Photo Caption Malcolm Carmichael

Lake Louise, Alta. (November 24, 2018) –Today’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup races with speed events in Lake Louise for the men and technical races for the women in Killington were thrilling to watch.

Benjamin Thomsen from Invermere, BC, gave the crowd a good show by finishing 15th. This is Benjamin’s best result in downhill at Lake Louise. 

“This has never been my course, I’ve always struggled here and the best I ever did in downhill in Lake Louise was 29th, so making it in the top 15 is amazing. I am very excited and a little emotional from everything I’ve been through in the last few years but also with all the ups and downs our speed team just went through this past week. My time came as a shock when I crossed the finish line, I am definitely in a very good state of mind right now!” – said Thomsen

As for the rest of the Canadian speed team, there are four members who are mostly racing on the Europa Cup Circuit with a few World Cup starts. They were able to take advantage of this downhill for a chance to make some FIS points and gain experience. They are 21 or 22 years old, and showed great results: Jack Crawford (44th), Brodie Seger (56th), Jeff Read (65th) and Sam Mulligan (66th).

In Killington, Quebecer Marie-Michele Gagnon posted an outstanding result in the giant slalom, by finishing in 13thposition after the second run; returning to strong form after taking a full year of recovery. Mikaela Tommy had a few difficulties on the top of the course and finished the race in 26thplace. Valerie Grenier missed a gate and didn’t finish the race, despite a solid advance in the first part of the second run. By finishing in the top 30 in the first leg of the giant slalom, all 3 Canadian representatives in the women’s side made it to a second run.


Manuel Osborne-Paradis underwent surgery on his left leg on Thursday in Calgary. He is recovering well in hospital and does not have a release date. This is a season ending injury for Osborne-Paradis. Alpine Canada will continue to provide updates on Manuel’s recovery.


Where : Lake Louise, Alberta, CAN– Men
                Killington, Vermont, USA - Ladies

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Men’s super-G  Lake Louise

  • 12:00pm MT/ 2:00pm ET

Ladies’ Slalom in Killington

  • 1st run: 10:00 am ET
  • 2nd run : 1:00 pm ET

Where to watch: CBC-TV – both men’s races in Lake Louise and ladies races in Killington - all times in ET

Sunday, November 25 - Alpine Skiing World Cup on CBC: (live stream)
10:00 am - 11:30 am ET LIVE Killington, USA - Women's slalom Run #1

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET LIVE - Women's slalom Run #2

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET LIVE Lake Louise, Canada - Men's super-G


3:00 pm ET – Road to the Olympic Games : Alpine Skiing World Cup: Men’s super-G – Lake Louise

Athletes entries

Ladies / Killington

Men / Lake Louise

Amelia Smart, Invermere (BC)


Benjamin Thomsen, Invermere (BC)

Erin Mielynski, Collingwood (ON)

Brodie Seger, North Vancouver (BC)

Laurence St-Germain, St-Ferréol-les-Neiges (QC)

Dustin Cook, Ottawa (ON)

Marie-Michèle Gagnon, Lac Etchemin (QC)

Jack Crawford, Toronto (ON)

Mikaela Tommy, Wakefield (QC)


Jeff Read, Calgary (AB)

Ronni Remme, Collingwood (ON)

Sam Mulligan, Vancouver (BC)

Valérie Grenier, Mont-Tremblant (QC)


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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 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

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