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Job Opportunity

October 21, 2018

Operations Coordinator – Cross Country Ski Trails at Confederation Park Golf Course The Calgary Nordic Alliance is looking for someone to fill a part-time contract position to coordinate the efforts of the volunteers who make skiing happen at Confederation Park Golf Course. If you are passionate about cross-country skiing right here in Calgary, enjoy working […]

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Something to look forward to…

October 18, 2018
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-Simona and Cheeky on Pocaterra. Photo from Dec 2015- I was sorting through some photos and the one above jumped out at me.

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What % of xc skiers use cannabis?

October 16, 2018
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Probably the only thing on which I agree with Trudeau is the legalization of marijuana, but I hope I don’t have to

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Burstall Pass

October 5, 2018

Thanks to Gord for the photos and report: Burstall Pass Oct 4-18. I usually make Burstall Pass my first ski of the season but usually I encounter numerous rocks and some hiking. Not this year; conditions were stellar, probably the best ever for early season skiing. 45 cm at the trailhead, (Burstall Pass parking lot […]

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Skiing before thanksgiving

October 4, 2018

Thanks to Ribbon Creek tracksetter Jeff for the following photo and report: “Skiers on Terrace link this morning a little Thanksgiving treat. Check out the leaves falling on the trail worse than needles.” Thanks to Tanya Koob for the following photo and report:

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Anticipation

October 1, 2018
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-Elk Pass was already trackset on Nov 17 last year- It might be too much to hope for, but I’d sure like to see a repeat of the fantastic ski season we had last winter.

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Suggestions for Jenn?

September 28, 2018

Hello Looking for a great recommendation on ski groups. I’m a 40 something recreational intermediate skier based in Calgary. I’m not fast nor am I competitive but I love getting out for a good 15km ish (longer is fun too) classic ski

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Tuesday morning update

April 10, 2018
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  “Avoid lifting anything heavier than a cup of coffee for the first six weeks after surgery” This morning I’m giving my left arm some practice for what’s to come. Tomorrow’s the big day.

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Strathmore golf course grooming update

April 8, 2018

Thanks to Ed Meyer for the photos and update: “A team effort in some challenging spring conditions for another great set at the Strathmore Golf Course today.”

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A surprising grooming update

April 8, 2018

Sunday April 8 @ 12: 20 pm: Something compelled me to check the Banff trail report around noon today and this is what I found: Could Spray River be next? The Great Divide at Lake Louise was groomed and trackset yesterday.  The usual Saturday night trails were

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“Everything about your website helps me get out there”

April 6, 2018

It’s snowing in Canmore this morning with a temperature of -12°C. There’s no wind and the snow is coming straight down, looks beautiful.

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Another place to ski

April 5, 2018

I had no idea there was such a great place to ski in Strathmore. This has been a well-kept secret. They also have a creative grooming set-up for classic and fat-bike trails as you can see in the

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Sunday morning update

April 1, 2018

Update Apr 1 @ 5:15 pm: Parks Canada will continue to groom at Lake Louise. I was given that information today at the Lake Louise Visitor Centre. The Pipestone trails were trackset yesterday. As predicted, Whiskey Jack, Packers,

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Saturday morning update: blue or green?

March 31, 2018

You can be forgiven if you step outside and think it’s Jan 31 rather than March 31. It’s -15°C but the sun is shining and it looks like it will be a beautiful bluebird day for skiing with a high around -7. I just hope you didn’t store your green and blue wax yet.  The […]

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Season-end “meet and greet”

March 29, 2018

I’d like to meet all my readers this Saturday Mar 31 at Pocaterra Hut after skiing. I’ll break with tradition and ski early so I can be at the hut starting at 2 pm and I’ll be there ’til 4 pm.  Everyone is welcome!

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Winter returning?

March 26, 2018

Update Mar 28 at 8 a.m: The PLPP Live Grooming Report indicates that Moraine, Fox Creek, and Boulton Creek were trackset early this morning. It also says “Use caution when skiing Moraine trail due to grooming equipment

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Should be some good skiing this weekend

March 23, 2018

In addition to to all the trip reports, here is an update from West Bragg Creek Groomer Jeff: “The early bird get’s the worm! 2-5 cm of new snow dusted the trails Thursday night

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One million readers!

March 18, 2018

This blog has reached the milestone of one million visitors since Frozen Thunder opened way back on Oct 21.  I am a statistics freak and enjoy studying the data in order to see what my readers are interested in.  With reference to the

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After 30+ cm of new snow…grooming updates

March 16, 2018

Canmore Nordic Centre: Banff trail, Bow, Meadowview and some other trails have been groomed and trackset. Don’t go by the Live Grooming Report. Check the trail report to see

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Blast from the past

March 12, 2018

How did we survive before the internet? When I was the Calgary Ski Club’s nordic director in 2003-2004, we planned our entire schedule in October! Email was just starting to become popular. Tracksetting updates were posted by

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