The fastest ski racers in the world descended on Lake Louise for the first downhill and super-G races of the World Cup season. The Lake Louise Alpine World Cup presented by Teck is one of the select few on the World Cup circuit to hold both the men’s and women’s speed events.
The Lake Louise Alpine World Cup is notorious for its epic early season snow, the proximity fans have with the athletes and the intimacy of the hamlet of Lake Louise, nestled pristinely in Banff National Park.
Fans from across the globe will watch as these athletes take every risk to achieve the ultimate goal. Standing on the podium means dropping 800 vertical metres downhill at speeds up to 130 km/h on a three kilometre track in just about a minute and a half. Just as gritty is watching these athletes navigate the gates of a super-G as they do everything they can to keep their skis against the snow and carve through the ice. Fast and exciting, yes.
This is the only event of its kind in Canada and is broadcasted globally to 174 million viewers. Better yet, it’s free to watch from the finish at Lake Louise Ski Resort. No lift ticket required.