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Lake Louise, AB (Nov. 13, 2021) –  The 2021 Race Organizing Committee and FIS representatives have concluded that the snow and preparations are on schedule for the 2021 men’s downhills and super-G races. Bring your Cowbell and get ready to cheer on these Mavericks! 

“We are back on track for 2021,” states Brian Lynam, Race Chair, Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup. “It has been a long time coming. We are excited to confirm our event for this year. Not being on the World Cup calendar in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions was the right decision. This hiatus has energized our Sled Dog volunteers to return, fully vaccinated, to the Lake Louise Ski Resort to prepare the race course and welcome back the world’s fastest men’s and women’s downhill and super-G racers.”

Lake Louise is one of the select few destinations to host the men and women back-to-back and is the only event of its kind in Canada; notorious for its epic early season snow and the intimacy of the hamlet of Lake Louise.  

Reminder: Media services at the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup will be limited due to COVID-19 policies and protocols.

  • Media Registration To receive onsite media accreditation you must register in advance of arrival in Lake Louise, including proof of full vaccination.
  • FIS Passport According to the FIS risk management protocols, all international and domestic media onsite, including rights holders, must register on the FIS Passport and upload a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival to Lake Louise. If you are travelling internationally your entry to Canada PCR test is valid as long as it falls within the 72 hour timeline. 
  • A limited number of onsite media accreditation will be approved, including mix zone, oncourse access, and for the photo platform.
  • The Media Centre will have limited access, based on priority, given only to those requiring highspeed internet on training/race days to meet deadlines.
  • Rights holders/journalists on assignment will be given priority.

Proof of full vaccination and negative PCR test is required to receive accreditation.

If you already have a profile with Winterstart Events Ltd, please update your profile with the required COVID-19 information. If you have not already registered on the FIS Passport, please do so immediately.

RIGHTS HOLDERS must start a profile and register to receive onsite accreditation and access to media services. 

NON-RIGHTS HOLDERS must start a profile and register to apply for onsite media accreditation and access to media services by November 22, 2021.  

Click here for current information on Entry into Canada.The Media Centre will be located in the Whiskey Jack Lodge at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. All Media Accreditation can be picked up starting at 12 pm on Monday, November 22, 2021.   

Winterstart Events Ltd., the not-for-profit event organizer which hosts the Audi FIS Ski World Cup races in Lake Louise, confirmed the event schedule as follows, as per the FIS:

Men’s Event

DateTime (MST)Event
Tuesday Nov. 2312:00 pmMen’s downhill training
Wednesday, Nov. 2412:00 pmMen’s downhill training
Thursday, Nov. 2512:00 pmMen’s downhill training
Friday, Nov. 2612:00 pmAudi FIS Ski World Cup men’s downhill 1
Saturday, Nov. 2712:15 pmAudi FIS Ski World Cup men’s downhill 2
Sunday, Nov. 2812:15 pmAudi FIS Ski World Cup men’s super-G

Women’s Event

DateTime (MST)Event
Tuesday, Nov. 3012:30 pmWomen’s downhill training
Wednesday, Dec. 112:30 pmWomen’s downhill training
Thursday, Dec. 212:30 pmWomen’s downhill training
Friday, Dec. 312:30 pmAudi FIS Ski World Cup women’s downhill 1
Saturday, Dec. 412:30 pmAudi FIS Ski World Cup women’s downhill 2
Sunday, Dec. 510:30 amAudi FIS Ski World Cup women’s super-G

*All training and race times are subject to change

All official media communications, during the events, will be through the Telegram App. Please ensure you download it and click to join our Official Chat Channel. 

Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup Official Telegram Channel Link

To enhance the experience of our registered non-rights holder media, we will have a zone in the finish area for non-rights holder media to conduct video interviews. Additionally, we are working with the teams and media attachés for the competing countries to have space made available for video interviews, should any non-attending media request such interviews. This service will require pre-booking, with a minimum of 24 hours in advance.  Please contact Michelle Comeau, for further information on location and access to these interview areas.

About the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup
The world’s fastest skiers descend on Alberta 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 women’s speed events of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup season. First hosted in 1980, the Lake Louise World Cup 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

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 and Banff National Park, the resort features 4,275 skiable acres of world-class terrain with over 160 marked runs and eleven lifts. For more information, please visit

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Banff and Lake Louise offers incredible experiences that reconnect people to the natural world. Situated in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park, within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, accessible year-round adventure and wellness is cultivated every day of the year. Home to three ski resorts, countless glacier fed lakes, two vibrant town sites, and authentic Canadian culture and cuisine, this place is unforgettable, and truly alive.

Michelle Comeau
Communications Manager 
Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup

+1 403.512.7671

Ken Kilroe
Chief of Media
Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup
+1 403.650.6454