Skiing & Snowboarding this week on 4
Thu 22 November 07
This weeks show comes from Lake Louise in Canada. Highlights also include a report from Portillio in Chile.
25th November at 7.55 on Channel 4
Its a little bit skier focused, but this week World Cup Skiing on 4 comes from Lake Louise in Canada where the first Men’s Downhill of the season takes place. Nick Fellows will be joined in the commentary box by former Canadian team racer Ken Read, who was one of the infamous Crazy Canucks.
The Channel 4 ski team will take an in depth look at the new generation of Canucks in our Canadian Cowboys feature.
We will also be taking a closer look at British No.1 Finlay Mickel as Nick Fellows catches up with the Scot during his pre season training in Portillio, Chile.
In addition to the race action we will also be featuring the first of our series of skiing fitness tips in our “Fit to Ski” section with Chemmy Alcott. Each week Chemmy will be on hand to demonstrate to viewers how to get into tip top shape for hitting the slopes.
This week’s show also includes a resort guide on Lake Louise which reveals why it is known as one of the most romantic ski destinations in the world.
World Cup Skiing on 4 will also keep you up to date with the improving snow conditions in North America.
Finally don’t forget there is still time to enter our Sunday Times Crystal Ski Challenge competition. The prize is a weeks half board accommodation in a four star hotel in Mayrhofen, Austria. Flights, transfers, free lift passes and equipment are all included.. For your chance to take part in training camps to improve your skiing and compete in the weeks racing log onto:
Thu 22 November 07, Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada
On Saturday almost 5000 acres of terrain will be open and theres a 95cm base.
Tue 27 November 07, Aspen Snowmass, USA
Opening day at Aspen Snowmass this season included Thanksjibbing jam on Saturday. Highlands and Buttermilk due to open on 8th December
Tue 27 November 07, Copper Mountain, USA
Copper mountain in Colorado once again is the first resort in N.America to open its halfpipe
Tue 27 November 07, Nanshan, China
The Nanshan Open, the first snowboard contest in China, has announced the return of Red Bull as the official sponsor for the second year in a row
Mon 10 December 07
The young guns were unable to hold off Travis Rice (USA) in the land of the rising sun as he blew away all contenders with jaw-dropping maneuvers that sent the entire Tokyo Dome of 35 000 spectators into a cheering frenzy