Despite the lack of snow so far, we have a couple venues where the skiing is pretty good, namely Canmore Nordic Centre and Moraine Lake road. I haven’t been to Calgary, but from all reports the skiing has been enjoyable on the two golf courses there.
The conditions at the nordic centre were fabulous for classic or skating today. The snow temperature was -8°C and the air temp was -6. The distance is still only 3.1K, but a lot of snow is being made and there’s at least a kilometre of ungroomed snow on Banff trail. The warmer weather which is in the forecast will probably hamper the snow-making efforts somewhat, but it will still be getting cold at night.
We should feel fortunate. I talked to a member of the Maine Winter Sports Centre’s ski team. They’ve travelled a long way for this snow which we have in our back yard. They’ll be here for six weeks.
If you are thinking of coming to Canmore for a few days to ski on our wonderful snow, make sure you check the Tourism Canmore-Kananaskis ad on the sidebar for specials at hotels and other businesses in Canmore.
Are you ready to go fast?
A new ski service has started in Canmore, The Grinders Ski Service.
The Grinders are Rich Pettit and Geret Coyne. If you have competed on the international Nordic circuit for Canada in the last 25 years, you would remember having your skis made faster by them.
Grinders offers stone grinding, hot boxing, and many other services. Their ad shown below will be on the Loppets page.
More photos from the Canmore Nordic Centre: