VIDEO B-ROLL AVAILABLE VIA CNW - Early season snow conditions in Canada's Rockies ensure FIS Ski World Cup Lake Louise a success

Dec 04, 2010, 01:00 ET from CNW Broadcast Services

VANCOUVER, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ - Although it may be early in the snow season across the northern hemisphere, you would never know it in Lake Louise, Alberta. There is a reason that the first race of the FIS Ski World Cup is held year after year in Canada's Rocky Mountains; consistent and fantastic early season skiing conditions. As the women's competition is set to kick off today, locals and visitors alike are enjoying the perfect early season skiing conditions the region has to offer.

This video package includes aerial and ground B-roll, and visuals of the current winter wonderland conditions in Banff National Park, as well as testimonials on the FIS Ski World Cup, Lake Louise, and Banff National Park from Steve Podborski (Canadian Olympic skier and member of the "Crazy Canucks") and international travellers.

Shot List

00-16 Mountain aerials, ski visuals

16-40 Lake Louise signage and general Mountain atmosphere

41-51 SOT Steve Podborski, former member of Crazy Canucks and 1982 World Cup Downhill Champion. Re: early snow conditions in Alberta 

51-54 SB Fans at Race

54-1:30 SOT Steve Podborski re: importance of being the first downhill and SuperG stop on the World Cup circuit

1:30-1:34  SOT Jon Wright, Buffalo NY Tourist

1:34-1:37 SOT Craig Barker UK Tourist

1:37-2:03 General  Mountain atmosphere and skiing visuals.

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DATE OF POSTING:   Saturday, December 4th, 2010

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