Here are some photos from the last few minutes around the World Cup race venue in Canmore. Coaches are waxing, skiers are testing, spectators are crouding, the press’ cameras are shooting…
The men are relaxed after the qualifier an hour ago. The women are tense and warming up and testing wax. 30 skiers will advance. More will not.
Keeping the Canuck volunteers happy with special gifts from the Yanks is key to attending any Canadian World Cup. They enjoy a terrific support base from the community here, and an equally impressive turnout in a crowd of spectators.