With a little snow on the ground, really good skiing, and temperatures in the 20s or colder, it doesn’t feel like October in Canmore. The Nordic center Camore saves snow from the previous winter and rolls it out in the middle of October every year for “Frozen Thunder.” Our first day here it was warm and the skiing was a little slushy and rocky but then the temperatures dropped and the snow began to fall and the conditions have been great ever since. We have even been skiing on hardwax which is not normally to be expected in October! There is only a 2km loop of skiing so we end up doing a lot of laps but the terrain is fun and its nice to be back on snow. It reminds me a bit of Muonio, Finland last year except with fewer people, prettier views, and a lot less dark! So far the training has mostly just been distance with a focus on technique but we also did a 10km TT and we have a sprint race with the Canadians in a couple days. We're off for an afternoon ski and the rumor is that they've changed the direction of skiing today. It's going to feel like a whole new loop! Here are some pictures from the week so far!