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Winter Trail Fees

  • During winter season, trail use fees are in effect.
  • A trail pass must be purchased to access the groomed trails.
  • Day and season passes can be purchased at the Daylodge from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

Frozen Thunder

  • Frozen Thunder is an early season ski trail comprised of stored machine-made snow that allows biathlon and cross-country skiers to start training in October. Snow made the previous winter is stored for the summer in a protected location that's covered in sawdust.  In the fall, the snow is spread onto the trail to create Frozen Thunder.
  • The track length is generally 2 km with additional snow lanes available for biathlon shooting range users. 
  • 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 (October 22-November 18, 2016).  This is due to the cost of creating and maintaining Frozen Thunder.
  • The general public is welcome to access Frozen Thunder when the trail is not being used for training high performance athletes. Public skiing on Frozen Thunder is permitted all day on weekends and after 12:00 p.m. on weekdays.
  • Access to Frozen Thunder is limited to national and provincial level athletes only on weekdays 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.


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