-Bryn and dad (Darren) at Canmore Nordic centre. It was Bryn’s first time on skate skis-
You may have seen Hugh Burton’s Canmore Nordic Centre Ski Challenge. What a good idea, to try and get people off the main trails where it’s very busy these days, and checking out many of the lesser-known trails.
I made a good dent in the “challenge,” but still have many to go. I’m looking forward to “Flying Squirrel.”
While the main trails such as Banff, Meadowview and Bow were very busy, I only saw one other skier on the obscure trails.
I arrived at CNC around 2 pm when the temperature was -11°C. I used VR40(-4/-12) and it performed flawlessly on all the trails. When I finished skiing at 3:30, the temperature had risen to -6, but when I drove downtown, which is 100 metres lower, the temperature was -12.
I only skied on the main trails to access the obscure trails. The snow and trail conditions were excellent on all the trails with the exception of King of Sweden. It’s a long downhill and it’s been scraped pretty clean so it’s mighty fast.
I stopped in at the new warming hut to take a few photos. It’s a lovely addition to the nordic centre.
I also read a report from Joanna Ford on Twitter: “Today’s adventure included a 45km ski from Lake Louise to Lake O’Hara and back.” Read more Joanna Ford’s ski trip to Lake O’Hara. Back on Dec 4, I took a picture of Joanna and her friend Arielle and they referred to themselves as beginner skiers!
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More photos from today’s skiing at Canmore Nordic Centre:
I usually opt for the more obscure trails at CNC. Bruin and Coyote in particular are among my favorite ski trails!