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Lake Louise men's World Cup downhill gets green light after 2016 cancellation

The men's World Cup downhill in Lake Louise, Alta., has been given the green light a year after warm weather wiped out the race.

Last season's competition was wiped out by warm weather

Canada's Erik Guay is pictured during the 2015 men's World Cup super-G in Lake Louise, Alta. Last season's competition was cancelled due to warm weather. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press)

The men's World Cup downhill in Lake Louise, Alta., has been given the green light a year after warm weather wiped out the race.

FIS, the world governing body of skiing, confirmed Monday the season-opening downhill and super-G races of 2017-18 are a go for Nov. 25-26.

Approval was delayed two days after an initial snow inspection Saturday at the resort west of Calgary.

"This positive snow control is great news," race chairman Brian Lynam said Monday. "We will be race-ready to host the world's fastest alpine ski racers."

The women will race a pair of downhills and a super-G at the resort Dec. 1-3.

The men's races in Lake Louise were cancelled in 2016 for the first time in 29 years because cold temperatures came too late to make snow for training runs and races.

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