Skiing starts Oct 23 at Canmore Nordic Centre

We’ll have guaranteed snow at the Canmore Nordic Centre on Friday Oct 23 with the opening of the remarkable Frozen Thunder. I’ve posted dozens of updates about this early-season phenomenon in past years and you can access them here Frozen Thunder articles.

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Get your season pass for the Canmore Nordic Centre now

New this year, season passes for the Canmore Nordic Centre are now available online, with a 10% early-bird discount until Oct 31. Purchase now by clicking on one of these links:

•Regular Season Individual Pass

•Regular Season Family Pass

Take note –

The regular season family pass is valid from November 14, 2015 through April 30, 2016. A family is defined as 2 adults and their children (6-17 years of age) living at the same address.

Skiers wishing to access Frozen Thunder or any other ski trail prior to November 14, 2015, must purchase a day ticket or an Early Season pass from the Canmore Nordic Centre Day Lodge.


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  1. 2015-16 CNC senior’s day pass at $11.50 is a 50% increase over last year’s $7.50. Annual at $135 is only a $10 increase. GST is included. Personally, this means I will ski less at CNC. It’s a shame that kids pay so much.

    Helen, thanks for pointing out the book of vouchers, which seems to be the best deal if one is only going to ski there shoulder season.

    55-65 yr olds in particular had it good at CNC (65 km of trails) for a long time. Still cheaper than BC:
    -senior’s <65 rates at Vernon Silver Star (only 55 km of trails) are $17 and 212+GST = $223
    – senior’s <75 rates at Penticton Nickel Plate (only 45 km of trails) are $15 and 166+19 CCBC fee = $185

  2. They have not increased their trail passes for 5 years so this is the year for a jump. Still cheap when you consider a day of downhill is close to $100.

  3. I inquired earlier this week about the cost of a single day pass for a Senior to ski at CNC. I recall paying around $7.50 last year but this year it will be $11.25. They are selling eleven senior passes for the price of ten, but this costs $112.50 plus maybe some GST. A Senior’s Season Pass (if purchased before the end of October) is $121.50 so one needs to go 11 times to pay it off. I am not 100% positive what the cost was to ski for a day last year, but if is did jump from $7.50 to $11.25 that is a big increase.

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