Calgary, Alta. (November 11, 2017) – The 2017 Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup race organizing committee is working aggressively to achieve a positive snow control for the men’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill and super-G races at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. "We are encouraged by the latest weather forecasts and are confident in the abilities of our volunteers and the Lake Louise Ski Resort to be race ready. We will extend the snow control decision by two days," states Brian Lynam, Race Chairman, Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup.
The snow control decision was extended on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. FIS Race Director, Hannes Trinkl and men’s Chief of Race, Darrell MacLachlan will monitor progress over the coming days with the next update on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.
Men’s downhill and super-G races are scheduled to take place Saturday, Nov. 25 and Sunday, Nov. 26, while ladies’ downhill races are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2, followed by a ladies’ super-G on Sunday, Dec. 3.
The ladies Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill’s and super-G, along with the NORAM events will continue to move ahead and work towards their respective snow controls. The race organizing committees are fully committed to the delivery of those events.
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.
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!
Thank you to all the volunteers for your tireless work to ensure a successful and safe race weekend!
Men’s schedule of events
|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
|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|
|Saturday, Dec. 2||12:15 pm||Audi FIS Ski World Cup ladies downhill|
|Sunday, Dec. 3||11:00 am||Audi FIS Ski World Cup ladies super-G|
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About Alpine Canada
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.
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 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.
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