Fernie's Emily Brydon heads into the busy weekend schedule at Haus im Ennstal, Austria, as the strongest Canadian in two days of training. Brydon, who was 16th in the first training run on Wednesday, posted a fifth-place finish in the final training on Thursday. Brydon tied for fifth with American Jonna Mendes with a time of one minute, 42.02.

Brydon was 0.92 back from leader Maria Riesch of Germany, who clocked a run time of 1:41.10. France's Carole Montillet was second in 1:41.66, while Italy's Isolde Kostner posted the third-fastest time of the day at 1;41.74. American Libby Ludlow had a noteworthy showing, caming from the back starting 43rd, to finish 10th.

Brydon's teammates Anne-Marie Lefrancois, Kelly VanderBeek, and Genevieve Simard finished 38th, 41st, and 47th respectively.

Friday's downhill is a carry-over from the earlier cancellation at Lech, and has been added to the original program, which includes a downhill on Saturday and Super G on Sunday.

CBC Sports will be broadcasting Saturday's downhill from Haus on the 31st, while Rogers Sportsnet is providing coverage of the men's downhill on Saturday. Radio-Canada Television will also be broadcasting World Cup alpine racing