Special Announcement with Lindsey Vonn
Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup – Lake Louise, AB (December 1, 2018) – In a special announcement earlier tonight at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise Ski Resort announced the naming of the Ladies’ Downhill run to “Lake Lindsey Way” in recognition of the ties that bind US Ski Team alpine skier Lindsey Vonn to the Lake Louise World Cup, and the ski resort.
Since 2004, when Vonn first stepped onto the top of the podium at the age of 20, she has continued to come back and fight injury and the talented field over the past 14 years to become the most winningest athlete to race the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup.
“I am devastated to miss my favorite stop on the tour this year,” stated Vonn. “To have this run named after me and to be recognized at a place so special to me and my skiing career is truly an honor. I am going to have to come back one more time just to race and continue building more memories of this great piece of the Canadian Rockies.”
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“On behalf of all of us at the Lake Louise Ski Resort, we wanted to acknowledge and thank Lindsey for embracing our resort, staff and all the fans who come out to World Cup every year,” stated Charlie Locke, Proprietor, Lake Louise Ski Resort. “We do hope to see Lindsey again at the resort but in the meantime “Lake Lindsey Way” is our way of keeping the friendship alive.”
Vonn has captured an all-time win record on the women’s side with 82 World Cup wins. In addition to her 2010 Olympic downhill gold and super-G bronze and her 2018 Olympic downhill bronze, she holds five World Championship medals, including double gold in 2009. Of her 43 World Cup downhill wins, 14 have come at Lake Louise, with four more victories in super-G. Her 82 World Cup victories are an all-time women’s record, passing Annemarie Moser-Pröll of Austria who had held the record since the 1970s, and only Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden with 86 World Cup victories has more.
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.
For Lake Louise World Cup media inquiries:
Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup
For US Ski Team media inquiries:
US Ski Team Alpine Press Officer
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