Frozen thunder

Lots of smiling faces at the opening of Frozen Thunder

October 21, 2017
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These photos will tell the story of the first day of skiing on Frozen Thunder at the Canmore Nordic Centre.

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Get ready for Frozen Thunder

October 20, 2017
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At 4 pm today, the Pisten-Bully was sitting silently on the biathlon range, waiting patiently for the trucks to finish dumping snow on one small section

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Filling in the blanks

October 19, 2017

The video below shows a truck dumping the final load to complete one of the Frozen Thunder trails. Frozen Thunder will be groomed and ready for skiing on Sat Oct. 21. Expectations are that we’ll have 2K of trails to ski on.

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Skiing starts this weekend on Frozen Thunder

October 16, 2017
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Your eyes don’t deceive you. The miraculous phenomenon known as Frozen Thunder is taking shape at the Canmore Nordic Centre.

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Frozen Thunder in great shape; Ski Swap tomorrow

October 29, 2016
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-Jenia and Collin were enjoying the great conditions on Frozen Thunder- I stopped in at the Canmore Nordic Centre

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Lake Louise snow report

October 28, 2016
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-Moraine Lake road at Lake Louise saw a few skiers today but has not been groomed yet- It was fun running into Diana Piggott at the Moraine Lake road trailhead today.

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Ski sales this weekend

October 26, 2016

I can’t believe I still have the receipt for my Fischer SCS skis which were purchased in 2001(for $299.00). I’m kind of sentimental about these skis which I’ll be selling at the Canmore Nordic Ski Club’s sale this weekend.

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Frozen Thunder grows

October 23, 2016
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-Skiers on the new trail which opened today at Frozen Thunder- Another 500 metres of track opened today at the incredible Frozen Thunder ski trail at the Canmore Nordic Centre.

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It’s a miracle! Skiing started in Canmore today

October 22, 2016
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-Frozen Thunder at the Canmore Nordic Centre is open for skiing- When I arrived at 8:55 a.m. the temperature was zero with a cloudy sky.

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Frozen thunder under construction

October 20, 2016
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-Grading Frozen Thunder with the snow cat- Paul had just jumped into the snow cat when I arrived at Frozen Thunder around 5 pm. He was about to make the first pass

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Skiing starts Sat Oct 22 at Canmore Nordic Centre

October 18, 2016
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More photos of today’s snow. It always amazes me how this chunky, icy, rough snow can be turned into a perfect ski trail by the groomers at CNC.

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Rolling out the Thunder

October 17, 2016
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Off to a humble start, this first unassuming mound of snow is the initial dump of about 400 truckloads(my guess) which will eventually become a respectable

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3 cm at Lake Louise

October 30, 2015
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Right on schedule, the snow has arrived at Lake Louise, but still not enough for packing or grooming. The Snow Forecast shows

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Frozen Thunder grows

October 25, 2015
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-Lisa from Minnesota checks the additional 230 metres of snow on Frozen Thunder–

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Frozen Thunder is open

October 23, 2015
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-Hanne, Makenna, and Sidney from Saskatchewan were happy to be on snow again- Dozens of skiers from all over the continent were on hand for the first day of Frozen Thunder

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Skiing this weekend!

October 20, 2015
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Snow has made an appearance at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Frozen Thunder will be groomed and ready for skiing on Fri Oct 23.

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Friday night update

November 14, 2014
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-The Great Divide at Lake Louise has better snow cover the further you go. Photo by Chuck O’Callaghan.- Thanks to all the trip reports, we have a good idea where to find

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A rejuvenated Frozen Thunder

November 11, 2014
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All we needed was some cold weather and new snow to create excellent conditions on Frozen thunder at the Canmore Nordic Centre. It was worth shutting it down for one day, because the transformation is remarkable.

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Frozen Thunder Day 16

November 2, 2014
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-It’s looking a little more like winter on Frozen Thunder at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Olympian Dasha Gaiazova is doing her first laps as a retired racer.-

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Frozen Thunder going strong

October 22, 2014
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Before I get started, I’d like to thank everyone for liking me on Facebook. We’ve reached the 500 milestone.  Tonight at Frozen Thunder, I encountered

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