On the heels of hosting the final speed event of the CIBC Lake Louise Winterstart World Cup, Lake Louise hosted the season-opening races of the CIBC Nor Am Cup series.

Excellent conditions greeted the 65 athletes who took part in the opening women's Super G races of the series.

American Bryna McCarthy posted the fastest time of the day at 1:13.61. The racer who sped into second is known more for her prowess at the technical events of the World Cup tour. Allison Forsyth of Canmore, Alberta