Winter Start World Cup
Posted on November 23, 2012 | Tags: , , , ,

Time will literally fly by when Canada’s highest profile alpine ski racers breeze down the mountain at the the first world cup speed event of the season! The Lake Louise Winterstart World Cup  kicks off in Lake Louise this weekend. The fastest skiers in the world will compete in downhill and super-G races. For Canadian Alpine athlete this boats an amazing opportunity to win a World Cup on home soil! Enjoy free admission and cheer  on your favourite skiers with friends and family! Plus there will plenty of activities, giveaways, free hot chocolate, ice sculptures, and contests. Screaming kids?! They just add to the excitement and the skiers know no difference when crossing the finish line!

Where: The Lake Louise Ski Area, Alberta, Canada

When: Saturday, November 24 – Men’s downhill (11:30 a.m.)
Sunday, November 25 – Men’s super-G (11 a.m.)
Tuesday, November 27 – Ladies’ downhill training (12:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, November 28 – Ladies’ downhill training (12:30 p.m.)
Thursday, November 29 – Ladies’ downhill training (12:30 p.m.)
Friday, November 30 – Ladies’ downhill (12:30 p.m.)
Saturday, December 1 – Ladies’ downhill (12:30 p.m.)
Sunday, December 2 – Ladies’ super-G (11 a.m.)

Staying overnight?

Deer Lodge in Lake Louise is approximately 10 minutes and Buffalo Mountain Lodge is approximately 40 minutes away from the hill! Cozy up by the fire after a day out in the snow  or soak in the hot tub and experience true mountain lodging!

Quick fact from Banff Lake Louise Tourism: The Lake Louise World Cup was the first downhill course outside of Europe to be invited to join the prestigious Club 5. The Club 5 is a union of leading alpine ski race organizers and designates Lake Louise as one of the 15 classic downhill courses in the world. Other famous Club 5 courses include Gardena/Groden, Italy; Kitzbühel, Austria; Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany; Val d’Isere, France, and Wengen, Switzerland.

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Photo courtesy of Travel Alberta