Canmore Nordic Centre

-Seb, Zoey and dad Graham at the Canmore Nordic Centre-

The air temperature at CNC at 2:30 pm was -13°C, and the snow was -11. There was no wind so it seemed a lot warmer, and it was starting to snow. The nordic centre received 8-10 cm of new snow yesterday and today’s new tracksetting already had 1 cm of snow on top. 

Wolverine was a lot of fun

For wax, I used old Swix Green(-7/-13) and it worked perfectly. 

Soon after starting out on Banff trail I ran into Paul who said he had a lot of fun on Wolverine. I made a mental note to check it out. 

Lots of skiers were heading back to the daylodge. Probably going home to watch the Superbowl.

After checking out the natural snow on Banff trail and Meadowview, which were excellent, I played around on the high-elevation trails of Rundle, Wolverine, and Cougar.

I had previously skied a portion of Wolverine, but never the long, twisty downhill part. Amazing fun! It drops 70 metres over a distance of .8K, but the real fun is the way it twists and turns. With the fresh snow on top of the new grooming, it was a blast. 

Silvertip to the left and Banff trail to the right.

The Banff trail report indicates that Goat Creek, Spray River East and West were trackset today. I had guessed that it would be Cascade that would be groomed but I guess that will be tomorrow’s job. 

Parking spots were at a premium when I arrived at CNC. The “Kid and Mutt” races were on today as well as a Calforex Cup event happening on the Biathlon trails.

Canmore Nordic Centre

I thought by 2:30 pm a lot of people should be leaving and I’d be able to easily get a good parking spot but I had to search a bit. When I finished around 4:30 pm, the parking lots had cleared out. People were heading home to watch the Superbowl. My car had about 1 cm of snow on the windshield. 

More snow is in the forecast along with cold temperatures so this snow should last for a while. Conditions should be excellent for the Grizzly Loppet and Relay which is coming up at CNC on Feb 18. 

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