Frozen Thunder in great shape; Ski Swap tomorrow

-Jenia and Collin were enjoying the great conditions on Frozen Thunder-

I stopped in at the Canmore Nordic Centre to drop off my gear for tomorrow’s big Ski Swap. In the photo gallery below this post, I’ve included a number of pictures of the inventory at the Ski Swap which is held in the Bill Warren Training Centre. There are also photos showing a large number of items at the Lifesport Ski Swap in Calgary.

Some of the inventory for Sunday's ski sale in Canmore

Some of the inventory for Sunday’s ski sale in Canmore

Someone will get a great pair of skis for $150. Not just mine, as there were a lot of excellent high-end skis priced at $150. I also dropped off a pair of more “pedestrian” quality skis for $50. I dare say you could outfit yourself with decent skis, boots, and poles for around $120.

A large selection of gear will be available at the Lifesport ski swap

A large selection of gear will be available at the Lifesport ski swap in Calgary

The Canmore Nordic Ski Club’s Ski Swap goes from 10 a.m. – 12 noon tomorrow(Sunday). The 100 tickets for early-birds(9 a.m. – 10 a.m) are sold out, so there’s no point in coming until 10 a.m.

In Calgary, Lifesport is having a Ski Swap from 10 a.m. – 6 pm.

Briam McKeever powers his way up a hill by double-poling

Brian McKeever powers his way up a hill by double-poling

After consigning my gear, I sauntered over to Frozen Thunder to take a few photos and had an interesting chat with Brian McKeever about the new restrictions on pole length for FIS-sanctioned classic ski events. It just so happened I caught him double-poling up one of the big hills on classic skis. The pole height restrictions are meant to curb the proliferation of classic skiers who no longer use wax, but double-pole their way through a race.

Brian, and other skiers I talked with, were very happy with the conditions on Frozen Thunder today. Ian Murray had just finished his morning classic skiing and reported that klister was working well.

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