Prologue to ski season

Frozen Thunder in Oct 2017

A few diehards have already been out skiing on the early-season snow at West Bragg Creek and Lake Louise. Thanks for the trip reports.

Frozen Thunder

Frozen Thunder at the Canmore Nordic Centre will open on Saturday, Oct 19. The trucks will be busy dumping the snow to make the 2K track this week.

Take note that it will be open to the public after 12 noon every day. In previous years, it was available to the public all day on Saturdays and Sundays. 

  • Frozen Thunder under construction(Photo from Oct 2017)

    day pass must be purchased at the Day Lodge to access Frozen Thunder. Canmore Nordic Centre season passes are not valid for access to Frozen Thunder at the start of the season. This is due to the cost to create and maintain Frozen Thunder.

  • The general public is welcome to access Frozen Thunder when the trail is not being used for training of high performance athletes. Public skiing on Frozen Thunder is permitted after 12:00 p.m. everyday.
  • Access to Frozen Thunder is limited to national and provincial level athletes everyday until 12:00 p.m. This dedicated time enables athletes to maximize their training efforts and reduces the potential for high speed collisions. For your safety and the safety of our athletes, do not attempt to access Frozen Thunder during this time.

Season passes are now on sale at the Canmore Nordic Centre. If you purchase a CNC season pass before the end of October, you’ll get 10% off. Season passes are not valid for access to Frozen Thunder. 

Ski sales this weekend:

The Calgary New and Used ski sale at the Max Bell Centre is Oct 25-27. There is an $8 admission fee for this.

The skis are on display at Lifesport’s new location in Bowness

Lifesport – New Location

Lifesport has moved from the old church in Kensington to their new location at 4711 – 85 St NW in Bowness. I stopped in yesterday to see the new store and take a few photos. The cross-country ski gear is now on display. 

The Waiting Game

Moraine Lake road will be closed to vehicle traffic imminently. We’ll pray for a good snowfall and hope that grooming will begin in early November. 

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  1. Thanks Skier Bob,

    I marvel at the great service that you provide to cross country skiers. Your report is always (as you know) the most up to date. So appreciate all you do to keep us informed.

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