Normally Lake Louise is the first North American stop on the FIS Audi World Cup ski-racing series. This year, old man winter is putting the kibosh on that tradition.
According to the official FIS website, snow and race-course professionals had a positive outlook for the event but warming temps, lack of recent snowfall, and a negative forecast have resulted in FIS officials canceling the men’s super-g and downhill races.
“While we have good snow conditions on the upper mountain, we didn’t have enough cold to get to the finish line for the men.” – Brian Lynam, Race Chairman
Race officials have yet to release a replacement for the super-g and downhill events. The ladies events will continue as scheduled. This is the first time in 29 years that the event has been cancelled due to snow.
Find the entire FIS post here: Cancellation of men’s races in Lake Louise