While Erik Guays second place finish in last Saturdays Lake Louise World Cup downhill was applauded by ski racing fans across the country, some members of the powerful Austrian team may have been a little off form for the race.
According to Weasel Worker reports (there were 32 Whistler Weasel Workers at Lake Louise) a half-metre of new snow which forced cancellation of Fridays final training run caught everyone a little off guard. With only one snowblower and a handful of shovels available to get the new snow off the course, the Austrians and Italians seemed to feel there was no hope of a race the next day. So some spent the evening partying.
But with winch-cats working all afternoon and right through the night, and a new supply of shovels and snowblowers arriving overnight, the course was ready to race Saturday.
Apparently the same could not be said for some of the Austrians and Italians.
Their results improved in Sundays super G, with the Austrians taking the top four positions.