World Cup racing in British Columbia dates back to 1967 with a legendary victory by Canadian superstar Nancy Greene. Panorama Mountain Village will host the ladies this time with FIS Alpine World Cup action in the Giant Slalom and Slalom Nov. 24 and 25 on the ski mountain's Hay Fever and Old Timer runs. (Presumably, they plan on using a "new" timer.) The event will be telecast in over 30 countries, with 35 million viewers expected each day, a real boon for B.C. tourism as the Winter Olympics get closer.
Some people believe this is a time to stay away. Not so. The World Cup brings a ton of excitement with it. Be a part of it, but make your hotel reservations early. Americans can be assured this weekend will not be a turkey.