-Jesse Cockney will be racing for Canada on the World Cup circuit this winter.-
Another busy day on frozen Thunder. I skied more and talked less but still managed to get some great photos of all the skiers who are excited to be on snow again.
I thought it was about time that I featured my neighbour, and national team skier, Jesse Cockney on this blog. Hopefully he’ll continue to shovel my sidewalk this winter if he’s not off racing in Europe(at which time I might get the honour of shovelling his).
The snow was a bit sugary today but still in good condition considering the warm temperatures we’re experiencing. At 9:30 a.m. it was +8°C and climbed up to +15 today.
Our amazing 2K of groomed snow attracts a lot of visitors to town every fall. I ran into Daniel Kerr from Guelph, ON who is back on Frozen Thunder again this year. He’s thrilled with the opportunity to do some early-season training and enjoys his yearly visit to Canmore.
Starting tomorrow(Monday), Frozen Thunder is reserved for high-performance athletes between 9 a.m. and noon, Mon-Fri. Check the Canmore Nordic Centre page for more info on hours, fees, and other details.
Cascade Valley bridge repair
For all skiers who are awaiting the natural snow, I read an article in the Rocky Mountain Outlook which gave an update on Cascade Valley. A new bridge needs to be installed across the Cascade river due to flooding damage from June 2013.
John Rose, asset manager for the Banff Field Unit, estimates that we’ll be skiing the Cascade Valley trail in mid-to-late January. With the new bridge installed, we will once again be able to go the entire 14.5K to Stoney creek. The info regarding the Cascade Valley bridge is about midway through this article in the Rocky Mountain Outlook.
If you missed the news, I’m happy to report the Spray River bridge has been repaired. This means we can ski the entire 19K from Goat Creek trailhead to Banff this winter.
More Frozen Thunder photos…