Andrea Dupont

Archive for November, 2010

Winter has arrived!!!

Winter arrived in Canmore Monday night. Usually Canmore has a couple of miserable mid-season weeks where roller skiing becomes treacherous, due to ice, sanded roads or the occasional flirt of snow, and where skiable snow is still weeks away. This year it is as if there is a switch for winter and that someone just decided to turn winter on.

Monday most skiers were wondering if the snow would ever arrive in Canmore. Tuesday morning we all woke up to a winter wonderland. And the rest of the week has been lows in the minus 20’s and highs in the minus teens. The nordic centre has been furiously making snow and the available skiing has grown daily. After skiing on the hamster’esque loop for a couple of weeks the new trails are refreshing.

The delay in the arrival of snow to Canmore has made the race season feel far away, but we are now exactly 2 weeks away from the first races of the season. I am just finishing my last week of volume, which means all the hard work is almost over. And the fun part of skiing fast on race trails is almost here!

Here’s a shot of where the remains of Frozen thunder were just a week ago!


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Frozen Thunder after the rain :(

 For those of you wondering how frozen thunder is fairing with these warm temperatures I thought I would post a pic of the the snow patch as of this morning Nov 2nd. My last ski was Oct 31st. Hopefully there will be enough sawdust insulated ice once the temperatures drop enough to make snow again. Until then back to roller skiing.


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