Brydon 6th, Turgeon Makes Successful Comeback At Lake Louise - BC Alpine Ski Association

While the men's World Cup speed events were snowed out in Beaver Creek, Colorado, today, the women took to the snow at Lake Louise for the first day of downhill training. The track was ready; the day was clear and Canadian racers Emily Brydon and Melanie Turgeon set the stage with a strong hold on the top 10.

Austria claimed two of the top three finish spots today with Brigitte Obermoser finishing first with the time of 1:35.18, Germany's Hilde Gerg finishing second with the time of one minute, 35.53 seconds, and Austria's Renate Goetschl finishing third in one minute, 35.70 seconds.

Emily Brydon, from Fernie (BC) had a fantastic first training run today landing her a 6th place with the time of one minute 35.96 seconds. Last year, Brydon left Lake Louise with a 4th place finish in the downhill.

“I feel right at home here at Lake Louise”, said Brydon. “I had a blast from the top to the bottom.”

Not far behind Brydon was Qu