How’s this for mid-October?

Dozens of skiers were on hand for the opening of Frozen Thunder today, and I would say conditions were superb. Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resources Kyle Fawcett was in attendance and cut the red ribbon to officially get things underway.

Skiers enjoyed their first day on skis at Frozen thunder

Skiers enjoying their first day on snow at Frozen thunder

As promised, the snow was groomed and trackset early this morning and was in nice shape. The classic track was giving me excellent grip on my zero skis yet wasn’t too icy to go down those hills at full speed. There was just enough loose snow to snowplow if you had to.

I didn’t even get out of my driveway before I saw signs that there was skiing happening today. Walking down the street with skis and poles in hand was Jack Carlyle, a member of Canada’s national ski team. I discovered he moved in a few doors down. On the other side of me are national team members Jesse Cockney and Patrick Stewart-Jones. Now if only their ability and fitness would rub off.

I spent more time talking and taking photos than skiing, so I’ll let the pictures tell the story.

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