Women's World Cup races will go ahead at Lake Louise as planned ©Getty Images

Women's International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing World Cup races at Lake Louise will go ahead as planned after men's races at the Canadian resort were abandoned due to a lack of snow and warm weather.

The men were supposed to contest downhill on November 26 and super-G on November 27 before organisers were forced to cancel earlier this month.

It meant a race against time, frantic work and the crossing of fingers before the planned women's event - with two downhill races scheduled for December 2 and 3.

Super-G will round off the World Cup leg on December 4.

The FIS have now confirmed that there has been positive snow at the Alberta resort, which lies in the Canadian Rockies.

Positive snow control was recorded at Lake Louise after a tireless volunteer effort ©Getty Images
Positive snow control was recorded at Lake Louise after a tireless volunteer effort ©Getty Images

"Following a cancelled men’s Lake Louise Alpine Ski World Cup, the weather turned and with colder temperatures the race Organising Committee, along with the full resources of the Lake Louise Ski Resort, were able to make enough snow for the ladies' Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill and super-G races," a statement from Canada's governing body, Alpine Canada Alpin, said.

"The tireless work of the volunteers continues to be the backbone of the Lake Louise Alpine Ski World Cup. 

"From installing safety systems and fencing, to prepping the racetrack for the world’s fastest skiers, the team has been working overtime to achieve a positive snow control." 

Warm weather is often a problem for FIS events with men's races in Beaver Creek in the United States, scheduled for December 2, 3 and 4, also cancelled this season.

The action has been rescheduled in Val d'Isère in France.

Positive snow conditions have been recorded for another American World Cup leg in Killington, with the Vermont resort hosting women's races in giant slalom and slalom on November 26 and 27 respectively.