November 13, 2017 6:10 pm
Updated: November 16, 2017 7:48 pm

Men’s races green-lit at Lake Louise Alpine Ski World Cup after 2016 cancellation

WATCH: What a difference a year makes at Lake Louise: the men's World Cup downhill has gone from a no-go to tons of snow! Kevin Smith was in Lake Louise to get a look at race preparations.


The men’s World Cup downhill in Lake Louise, Alta., has been given the green light a year after warm weather wiped out the race.

The International Ski Federation (FIS), the world governing body of skiing, confirmed Monday the season-opening downhill and super-G races of 2017-18 are a go for Nov. 25 to 26.

WATCH BELOW: World Cup cancelled Friday due to cold at Nakiska

READ MORE: Men’s races cancelled at 2016 Lake Louise Alpine Ski World Cup

Approval was delayed two days after an initial snow inspection Saturday at the resort west of Calgary.

“This positive snow control is great news,” race chairman Brian Lynam said Monday. “We will be race-ready to host the world’s fastest alpine ski racers.”

READ MORE: Svindal concedes overall World Cup title to Marcel Hirscher after speed races cancelled

The women will race a pair of downhills and a super-G at the resort Dec. 1 to 3.

The men’s races in Lake Louise were cancelled in 2016 for the first time in 29 years because cold temperatures came too late to make snow for training runs and races.

© 2017 The Canadian Press

Report an error


Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.

Global News