LAKE LOUISE AUDI FIS SKI WORLD CUP SNOW CONTROL GETS GREEN LIGHT

November 14, 2017

Alpine Canada Alpin - 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.

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 more information or press inquiries about the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, please contact:

Michelle Comeau

Communications Manager

Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup

403.512.7671

michelle.comeau@winterstartevents.com

For more information on media operations and registration for accreditation for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, please contact:

Ken Kilroe

Chief of Media

Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup

403.650.6454

ken.kilroe@winterstartevents.com

For more information or press inquiries about Alpine Canada Alpin, please contact:

Ashley Shantz

Manager Communications and Media Relations

Alpine Canada Alpin

587.226.3007

ashantz@alpinecanada.org