Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup

THIS PAGE IS ARCHIVAL - the Lake Louise FIS Audia World Cup Downhill is not happening in 2023. 

The fastest ski racers in the world descend on Lake Louise for the first downhill and super-G races of the World Cup season.

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Location: Lake Louise, Alberta

Renowned for great 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, the Lake Louise FIS World Cup is an event that will get you ringing that cowbell!

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. 

Lake Louise FIS Ski World Cup 2022

The Lake Louise World Cup Downhill course is popular with racers the world over. In past years the World Cup has welcomed big names like Mikaela Shiffrin, Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn. 

Several Canadians have claimed gold on home turf too, including John Kucera, Jan Hudec and Manuel Osborne-Paradis.

As the first big race of the season, it's one to watch! Set in stunning Lake Louise, the intimate setting of the town and the resort put the race front and centre for spectators. 

You can ski a few runs, catch some gate crashing along the way and hit the finish line to watch the big contenders shred their way to the finish. Be sure to bring your cowbell!


Take a look at the daily schedule of events for both the men's and women's downhill and super-G events starting on November 22 and finishing December 3. You can also tune in online if you can't watch all the events in-person.

November 25: Men's Ski World Cup Downhill Events

November 26 - November 27: Men's Ski World Cup Super-G Events

November 29 - December 3: Women's Ski World Cup Downhill Events

December 4: Women's Ski World Cup Super-G Events

Events typically around 10:30 and run in the late afternoon and there are the occasional TV breaks which gives you the perfect opportunity to grab food, stretch, and move around when you need it.

Check the full details on the Lake Louise World Cup event page.

To find out which local names to cheer on come race day, check out this year's Team Canada ski racing roster.

When you go

Lake Louise Ski Resort makes it easy for anyone to access the awesome hills and events. Be sure to get in a few turns yourself!

Save the drive - hop the Lake Louise Ski Bus
Getting to the resort is straightforward for those who might not want to brave the two-hour winter drive from Calgary, just hop the Lake Louise Ski Bus.

Book a lesson with the Lake Louise Snow School
If this winter is going to be your time to unlock the fun of skiing at Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies, check out our SnowSeekers coverage, and learn how you can take to the slopes as a first-timer, or amp up your skills through the ski school.