Frozen Thunder opens on Sat Oct 21

by Bob Truman on October 14, 2017

in Canmore

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The trucks will descend upon the Canmore Nordic Centre next week to “deliver” Frozen Thunder. We can expect about 2K of ski trails on opening day, Sat Oct 21.

Frozen Thunder has been hibernating for the summer

Frozen Thunder attracts skiers from all over North America and if the past is any indication, we’ll see teams from Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan, Ontario and  skiing hotspots in the U.S. such as Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and New Hampshire.

Frozen Thunder opens for skiing on Sat Oct 21, 2017. Photo from Oct 2016.

Frozen Thunder is geared more towards racers and training, and was originally intended to give the national team skiers a headstart on the season. The track is reserved for training from 7 a.m. to noon on weekdays, but otherwise, the public is welcome including all day on Saturdays and Sundays.

A day pass or “Early Season Pass” is required to ski Frozen Thunder prior to November 19. A Canmore Nordic Centre season pass does not allow you to ski on Frozen Thunder. 

Individual season passes for the Canmore Nordic Centre are 10% off until Oct 31, and can be purchased online

Below are photos from last year’s Frozen Thunder.

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1 MaSid October 15, 2017 at 10:38 am

That evening is also the peak of the orionid meteor shower. Sounds like a good way to start the season.


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