World Cup in Canmore

A great preview of what’s to come at the Olympics

The top cross-country skiers in the world will be competing in Canmore on Friday and Saturday. If you’re coming to watch this event, here’s a link with most of the relevant information Alberta World Cup.

Chandra Crawford

I’ll never forget the thrill of watching Chandra Crawford win the Women’s Sprint at the World Cup in 2008. We were a few feet from the action as we stood on a hill about half-way through the sprint course, and could still see the finish line clearly.  Awesome!

This is when the action happens Schedule of events

There is no admission charge, but you should take note of the parking information.

TV coverage

If you can’t make it to the races, CBC will provide live event coverage on its digital channel (CBC Bold) as well as live online streaming at and at

Tape delayed coverage on the CBC main networks will air on Saturday, February 6th:

1:00 pm EST (11:00 am local) – Mens 15k Free and Womens 10km Free

5:00 pm EST (3:00 pm local) – Mens & Womens Classic Sprint

Other perspectives

U.S. skier Kikkan Randall from her website: “Skiing in conditions like this doesn’t get much sweeter, blue sky, hot sun and fast tracks. Canmore has got to be one of the coolest venues on the World Cup circuit.”

U.S. skier Andy Newell posted this on his blog yesterday: “Conditions are incredible here in Canmore. Even though there isn’t a ton of snow the race trails are still groomed rock hard every morning and the skiing on the tourist trails is still pretty epic too.”

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  1. Thinking of spectating, but would rather ski during World Cup? You can do both. Little known is that Banff Trail, and a few others, will remain open for public skiing. Only issue is that there will be no public parking at the Nordic Centre, so you will have to bring your gear on the shuttle buses. There is one way around that: rent some equipment from Trail Sports, the shop right across from the day lodge. They will open up after the races. Bring your own boots, as long as they’re NNN, as all of the shop’s rental gear is NNN. Or, you can ski up and down two blocks of Main Street on demo gear!

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