A truck dumps a load of snow on Frozen Thunder
Frozen Thunder at the Canmore Nordic centre is on schedule to open tomorrow, Saturday Oct 19. The public can access the ski trail after 12 noon.
Frozen Thunder begins its 11th year at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Photo by Paul D’Agostino
The trucks were still dumping snow this afternoon and the snowcat was busy levelling and smoothing it out. Tomorrow there will be a nice corduroy surface for skating and if past years are any indication, there will be a classic track as well.
Frozen Thunder – the fine print:
Waxing tips for Frozen Thunder
With the warm temperatures, it will be difficult to get any grip on your classic skis with normal hard wax. Come prepared with waxless skis(fish-scale, skins, zeros) or the dreaded klister. You can avoid any grip problems by using skate skis.
There’s a bit of snow in the forecast for Moraine Lake road at Lake Louise. The road has been closed to vehicle traffic since Tuesday. Hopefully snow will start to accumulate and allow ski grooming to begin in early November.
Frozen Thunder Oct 18, 2019
Frozen Thunder in Oct 2017
A few diehards have already been out skiing on the early-season snow at West Bragg Creek and Lake Louise. Thanks for the trip reports.
Frozen Thunder at the Canmore Nordic Centre will open on Saturday, Oct 19. The trucks will be busy dumping the snow to make the 2K track this week. Continue reading
Thanks to Alf Skrastins for the report and photos:
“About 17 cm of new snow had fallen at West Bragg Creek by this afternoon. Pete and I did a quick ski that included Hostel Meadow, Hostel Loop, East Telephone and Snowshoe Hare. Continue reading
Bill Milne trail near Ribbon Creek
I hope everyone has had a nice summer. We’ve barely had time to enjoy the fall colours and now there’s a big snowfall in the forecast.
I’m adding a few pictures of the aspen trees in Kananaskis countrywhich were spectacular a few days ago. They hadn’t started losing their leaves but I imagine the wind and snow will soon take care of that. Continue reading
Members of Space Dogs Ski Club heading up Blueberry Hill. Dec 22, 2018
Last year when I wrote my final update, it was “What a great ski season!” Unfortunately I can’t say that this year. The snow was late in coming, and when it did arrive, wehad that incredibly cold weather. So this winter will be remembered as one of those sports teams who win it all and end up in last place the next year, commonly known as “First to Worst.” Continue reading
Elk Pass was groomed for the final time last night. Tyrwhitt was groomed as far as the picnic table. The grooming report mentions the following… Continue reading
Trails groomed last night in PLPP include Elk Pass, Blueberry Hill, and Hydroline. The trail report mentions the following:
After the recent extended period of rain, most trails groomed on Saturday night are rather dirty, with some thin and icy spots throughout, some bare edges in a few places, as well as dirt or small rocks mixed in to the snow in a few places. The trackset on Elk Pass was lifted in a couple of spots due to a thin or narrow base. At the time grooming was finished, only a brief flurry had fallen at the beginning of the grooming period. Most of the new grooming will be on the firm side early in the morning, but will likely soften fairly quickly as the temperature rises. As long as everything goes according to plan, there will be one final grooming on Sunday night.
A number of trails were groomed overnight in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park including
- Elk Pass
- Upper Pocaterra
- Blueberry Hill
Update Apr 13: Most of the trails at MT Shark have been groomed over the past two days.
The man-made snow trails at Canmore Nordic Centre were groomed this morning.
PLPP grooming early this morning included Elk Pass, Hydroline, Continue reading
Canmore Nordic Centre (file photo)
Canmore Nordic Centre: Two natural snow trails were groomed(not trackset) early this morning including Rundle and Meadowview. The man-made snow on Banff trail, Centennial, and Olympic were trackset. The temperature in Continue reading