Join the Circus

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Compared to the Alps, where numbers rival rock concerts (Austria’s legendary Streif attracts up to 100,000 spectators), Lake Louise’s Winterstart downhill and super-G World Cup races could be considered an intimate acoustic recital. But it’s also one where you can get up close and personal. So mark your calendar: November 25-26 for the men’s events, and December 1-3 for women’s.


Still not convinced to start your winter in Louise? Here are our top 10 reasons to join the fun:

  1. Free fan cheering zone at the finish area, the perfect opportunity to meet your ski hero and get his or her autograph on your helmet.
  2. Show your love for Team Canada. This is your last chance to cheer our speed skiers on Canadian soil before the PyeongChang Winter Olympics that begin February 9.
  3. The National Parks access is still free as part of Canada’s 150th celebrations.
  4. Attend the free Bib Draw Party with all athletes and celebrities.
  5. Ski at Louise and enjoy low-season numbers.
  6. Après-ski at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in style: raise a toast at Alpine Social, high-tea at the scenic Lakeview Lounge or go all-out at the Walliser Stube restaurant.
  7. Treat yourself at the Chateau’s spa.
  8. “Go Canada Go” is your password to free lift tickets and lessons for kids 12 and under.
  9. Free shuttles from Banff and Lake Louise, and free parking.
  10. Bragging rights. Join the crew for perks and a jacket when you volunteer for the World Cup. or

Marie-Piere Belisle Kennedy
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