Preparations well underway for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Lake Louise

After a successful start in Soëlden, Austria, the 2019 Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine speed season begins in three weeks.

Lake Louise, as the only Audi FIS Ski World Cup stop in Canada, is known for its early season snow and promises to bring excitement from top to bottom on the legendary race track.

We are excited to once again host the first speed events of the World Cup season. We have had excellent early season cold temperatures, which bodes well for our snowmaking efforts on the track, comments Brian Lynam, Race Chairman, Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup. It has also allowed the Lake Louise Ski Resort to move up their opening day by a full week, giving ski racing fans an early start to the ski season.

The Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup is notorious for the proximity fans have with the athletes and the intimacy of the hamlet of Lake Louise, nestled pristinely in Banff National Park. Join the fastest ski racers in the world as they compete at the Lake Louise Ski Resort for the first men´s and women's downhill and super-G races of the 2019/2020 season. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise acts as our host hotel, as one of the only stops on the circuit where all teams are hosted under one roof.

Join us in the finish area and around the base of the Whiskey Jack Lodge on Saturday and Sunday race days for family fun geared toward celebrating the start of the season. These include a variety of free activities like learning to snowshoe, sit-ski and becoming informed about the local flora and fauna in a wildlife interpretive display; and for kids 12 and under, learn to ski. Or sit back after the races and take in some local food and beverages, as you sit and listen to a DJ spin some tunes from the Kokanee Kabin deck.

Don´t forget that kids ski free on race days too! Buy an adult lift ticket at Lake Louise Ski Resort, get two free for kids 12 and under, kids must be present.

Three training runs are on the official schedule for the 2019 Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup men´s downhill event, with the first one scheduled for Wednesday, November 27 at 12:15 pm. At least one training run needs to be completed by each racer in order to be qualified to start in the official downhill event, Saturday, November 30. Racers at Lake Louise have been known to hit speeds recorded in excess of 120 km/hr in certain sections of the course. We look forward to welcoming top downhill skiers and past Lake Louise podium winners, Peter Fill (ITA), Beat Feuz (SUI), Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) and upcoming Team Canada stars, Erik Read (CAN) and Brodie Seger (CAN) just to name a few.

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