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Default Lake Louise World Cup gets go-ahead from International Ski Federation

CALGARY, AB (November 17th, 2007) – Organizers of the “Bombardier presents Lake Louise Winterstart World Cup” received approval from the International Ski Federation (FIS) to proceed with final preparations, following hill inspection and snow control at the Lake Louise Mountain Resort today.

Preparations continue for the earliest start ever to World Cup races in Lake Louise under challenging weather conditions thanks to the efforts of the many volunteers and dedicated staff at the Lake Louise Mountain Resort.

The Bombardier Winterstart Men’s Downhill and Super G are scheduled to take place Nov. 24th and Nov. 25th. The Bombardier Winterstart Ladies DH and SG will run on December 1st and 2nd.

The opening races of the World Cup speed season are being televised I Canada by CBC and are expected to reach more than 140 million viewers worldwide with the international networks that attend.

Lake Louise, which first hosted a World Cup race in 1980, saw three Canadians find the podium last year to launch a record-breaking season for Alpine Canada Alpin and the country’s national team racers.

Manuel Osborne-Paradis (Vancouver, BC) got it started with silver in the Men’s Bombardier Winterstart Downhill. John Kucera (Calgary, AB) followed by becoming the first Canadian male to win a Men’s Super G race on home soil. Kelly VanderBeek (Kitchener, ON) then earned the first World Cup podium of her career, finishing third in the Women’s Bombardier Winterstart Super G.

Lake Louise is the first resort outside of Europe ever to be named to the prestigious Club 5+, the organization that brings together the most famous and historic World Cup alpine racing courses in the world.

Snow control for the “Telus presents the Panorama World Cup” has been moved to tomorrow.

Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) is the governing body for alpine ski racing in Canada with more than 50,000 athletes, coaches, officials and volunteer members and over 200,000 supporting members. ACA manages the high performance programs for the athletes of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team and the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team who represent Canada throughout the world. For more information on Alpine Canada Alpin, visit Alpine Canada Alpin.

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