Course building for Lake Louise World Cup in full swing
With less than one week to go to the FIS Snowboard World Cup debut of the Canadian resort Local Organisers are getting ready for the snowboard cross event.
With the great support from the Lake Louise OC, which has done some outstanding job to prepare the venue, two-time Olympic course builder Jeff Ihaksi (CAN) has taken on the task of building a 1,100 m running length world class track.
The same run was used for the men and ladies's alpine downhill World Cup races a few weeks ago, which left the crew at site – with the help from some early season snowfall and the infrastructure of 20 years of alpine downhill – with a challenging but manageable task to prepare everything as wanted.
According to a first layout, the course will start at ‘Timing flats' go through ‘Juniper Jungle', past ‘Double Trouble’ and into ‘Claire’s Corner’ before winding down to the base area below the downhill finish corral.