-Jenia and Collin were enjoying the great conditions on Frozen Thunder-
I stopped in at the Canmore Nordic Centre to drop off my gear for tomorrow’s big Ski Swap. In the photo gallery below this post, I’ve included a number of pictures of the inventory at the Ski Swap which is held in the Bill Warren Training Centre. There are also photos showing a large number of items at the Lifesport Ski Swap in Calgary.
Someone will get a great pair of skis for $150. Not just mine, as there were a lot of excellent high-end skis priced at $150. I also dropped off a pair of more “pedestrian” quality skis for $50. I dare say you could outfit yourself with decent skis, boots, and poles for around $120.
The Canmore Nordic Ski Club’s Ski Swap goes from 10 a.m. – 12 noon tomorrow(Sunday). The 100 tickets for early-birds(9 a.m. – 10 a.m) are sold out, so there’s no point in coming until 10 a.m.
In Calgary, Lifesport is having a Ski Swap from 10 a.m. – 6 pm.
After consigning my gear, I sauntered over to Frozen Thunder to take a few photos and had an interesting chat with Brian McKeever about the new restrictions on pole length for FIS-sanctioned classic ski events. It just so happened I caught him double-poling up one of the big hills on classic skis. The pole height restrictions are meant to curb the proliferation of classic skiers who no longer use wax, but double-pole their way through a race.
Brian, and other skiers I talked with, were very happy with the conditions on Frozen Thunder today. Ian Murray had just finished his morning classic skiing and reported that klister was working well.