The second descent of the season in women's category took place today in Lake Louise under a blue sky and exceptional conditions on the track.
The Austrian Nicole Schmidhofer had never won a World Cup event at the start of the 2018-2019 season, although she had a gold medal and four podiums in the Alpine Ski World Cup. But after the relegation races at Lake Louise, his track record reflects two consecutive victories and 200 points that allow him to lead the classification of the specialty. She was joined on the podium in second place by her teammate Cornelia Huetter (+0.44), who won at Lake Louise last season, and Swiss Michelle Gisin in third (+0.47), who repeated the podium after being second in the race. Friday's race
In the last 10 seasons of the World Cup, the winner of the first decline in Lake Louise was victorious in the second race in a total of eight occasions. The last Austrian woman to achieve the feat before Schmidhofer was Renate Goetschl in 1998.