World Cup tradition continues in Lake Louise

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 9, 2009 7:10 am

The Lake Louise ski area in Canada has been the site of 69 World Cup ski races since 1980, and Alpine Canada Alpin has announced that will be the case for at least another three years. Here’s Lake Louise proprietor Charlie Locke: “All of us at Canada’s favorite ski area, Lake Louise, are delighted that we have been chosen by Alpine Canada Alpin to host the opening speed races for the next several years. We are fortunate to be one of the few ski areas in the world that has the weather, the snow, and the terrain to consistently hold successful races so early in the season.”

And here’s Alpine Canada Alpin president Gary Allan: “A very proud tradition of World Cup events has been established at Lake Louise since the first race in 1980. Lake Louise has a tradition of opening the World Cup speed season and an internationally-respected reputation for hardworking and dedicated volunteers and staff as well as world-class partners. This partnership extension comes at a critical time in the future of this sport in Canada. The focus is now on providing the resources to develop the very best athletes, programs and race events so Canadian ski racers can aim to be on the podium in 2010 and sustain that success into the future. We are very pleased to continue working with the Lake Louise Ski Area to accomplish these goals going forward.”

While Alpine Canada Alpin has signed a three year partnership deal with Lake Louise, the International Ski Federation (FIS) Council approved a tentative World Cup calendar that includes events in Lake Louise for the next five years. It seems things are looking good for the beautiful Lake Louise.

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