SKI - - CONTENTS - By Jenny Wie­gand

This month in the moun­tains, from the start gate at Lake Louise to the new­est War­ren Miller flick.

On Nov. 24 the ski sea­son gets a kick start (lit­er­ally) with the first down­hill event of the 2018-’19 Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Lake Louise, Al­berta. There’s no bet­ter way to get stoked for ski­ing than by watch­ing the world’s best skiers send it down 800 ver­ti­cal me­ters of ice at speeds up to 130 kilo­me­ters per hour (that’s ‘aboot’ 2,600 feet and 80 mph). U.S. Ski Team vet­er­ans Ted Ligety, Steven Ny­man, and Travis Ganong will hurl them­selves down­hill in hopes of fin­ish­ing in the top 30 to col­lect their first FIS points of the sea­son. The U.S. women won’t be far be­hind, with A Team mem­bers Lind­sey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin, Alice McKen­nis, Jac­que­line Wiles, and Lau­renne Ross start­ing in the Lake Louise Ladies Down­hill on Nov. 30 and Su­per G the next day.

Not con­tent stand­ing on the side­lines or watch­ing from the couch? Join the pros on the slopes. Lake Louise and Banff Sun­shine plan to start spin­ning lifts on Nov. 9. While you’re in the neigh­bor­hood, check out the Banff Craft Beer fes­ti­val hap­pen­ing Nov. 22 to 24. Who needs Thanks­giv­ing foot­ball when you can watch World Cup ski­ing and drink fancy beers?

U.S. Ski Team vet­eran Ted Ligety rac­ing in last year’s World Cup down­hill at Lake Louise.

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