Frozen thunder

Olympians skiing at Frozen Thunder

October 20, 2014

I wanted to see how the snow was holding out after a day where the temperature was +18°C. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the conditions were at 6 pm.  The snow was still very skiable and skiers were having a good time, judging by the laughter I heard coming from Michaela and Marie-Eve. Classic skiers, such as […]

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Happy skiers on Frozen Thunder

October 19, 2014
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-Jesse Cockney will be racing for Canada on the World Cup circuit this winter.- Another busy day on frozen Thunder. I skied more and talked less

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How’s this for mid-October?

October 18, 2014
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Dozens of skiers were on hand for the opening of Frozen Thunder today, and I would say conditions were superb.

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Frozen Thunder is ready

October 17, 2014
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I drove over to the Canmore Nordic Centre just before sundown to see what had transpired today. Tracksetter Paul was just exiting the Pisten-Bully

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Skiers are on the way

October 16, 2014
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Welcome to Canmore and Frozen thunder! One of the things I like best about Frozen Thunder is the multitude of skiers I meet

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Skiing starts this weekend at Canmore

October 14, 2014
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Yes, I know it’s mid-October with daytime highs in excess of +10°C,  but your eyes don’t deceive you.

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A few trails in Kananaskis have been groomed

November 8, 2013

Just in! Fantastic news! Some grooming has occurred, and the new trail reporting system is in place for this winter. It’s similar to the “Live

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Right on schedule

November 4, 2013
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- Moraine Lake road was roll-packed today. Photo by Connie Atkinson –  We’re usually skiing on Moraine Lake Road(MLR) by the first week in November,

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Frozen Thunder grows

November 2, 2013
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 – Blog readers Deborah, Mandy and Collin were enjoying the fresh snow – Not only is the snow deeper, but 100 metres of distance has been added

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Two weeks into Frozen Thunder

November 1, 2013
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It’s holding up well, and with the predicted cold temperatures and new snow this weekend, it should only get better.

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Snow guns are operating

October 28, 2013
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The cold temperatures are enabling the snowmaking to operate full-force at the Canmore Nordic Centre.

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Frozen Thunder race

October 24, 2013
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 – Dakota Blackhorse von Jess(#47) from the U.S. was the men’s winner in the Frozen Thunder classic sprint –  Snow conditions were at their best for October

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Frozen Thunder day 4

October 22, 2013
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- Kaitlyn from Minnesota and sam from Maine were doing laps on Frozen Thunder –  I was curious to see how the snow was holding up at Frozen Thunder,

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A great start on Frozen Thunder

October 19, 2013
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- Simi Hamilton and his U.S. national team teammates complete their first lap on Frozen Thunder –  It’s miraculous and it’s here!

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The amazing Frozen Thunder ready to open with 2.2K

October 18, 2013
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The crews were putting the finishes touches on Frozen Thunder today. Trucks were still dumping snow on the new addition: a 200 meter spur heading up the Salt Lake trail.

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Who will be first?

October 16, 2013
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- The Emerald connector trail is a lot of fun – Last winter, Parks Canada discontinued their tracksetting efforts in Yoho and Emerald Lake.

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Skiing this weekend in Canmore – Guaranteed!

October 15, 2013
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It was dumping snow in Canmore today! Frozen Thunder has faithfully returned for the fifth consecutive year.

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“Absolutely terrific”

October 24, 2012
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Those were the words of the U.S. women’s national ski team coach Matt Whitcomb when I spoke with him late this afternoon on Frozen Thunder. He said this snow and track is phenomenal.

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As predicted

October 23, 2012
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- Mark and his girlfriend Eamier who recently moved here from Ireland – With the cold temperatures and new snow, my expectations for Frozen thunder today were pretty lofty. I wasn’t disappointed.

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Don’t be a jerk

October 23, 2012
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  Last winter, one of my most-commented posts was about an incident on the trail at Moraine Lake Road, when another skier tried to force my friend

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