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 is an early season ski trail made of stored machine-made snow, to allow biathlon and cross-country skiers to start training in October. Snow made the previous winter is stored for the summer in a protected location 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.
- A 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 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.
- Canmore Nordic Centre - Winter Trails Map
- More than 65 kilometres of groomed, machine-made and natural trails.
- 6.5 kilometres of illuminated trail for night skiing.
- All trails are suitable for both classic and skate techniques.
- A beautiful meadow, located in the middle of the trail system, is easily accessible for skiers of all levels. The meadow offers spectacular views of Canmore, the Bow Valley and surrounding Rocky Mountains.
- The Warming Hut in the meadow is open from 9am – 9pm during ski season. The hut is located just off Banff Trail, approximately 3 km from the Daylodge.
- More information on trails on Canmore Nordic Centre.
- Winter trail etiquette
- Skiing at Canmore Nordic Centre occurs on a mixture of natural and machine-made snow.
- Machine-made snow capabilities support more than 20 kilometres of trails, including 2 large stadium areas.
- Machine-made snow allows an earlier start and more consistent conditions throughout the season. Canmore Nordic Centre offers skiing as early as mid-October! The centre's unique snow farming initiative utilizes snow stored on-site from the previous season.
- Wax Rooms #1 & #2 in the wax room building are available for public use free of charge.
- Work tables, ski forms and electrical outlets are provided.
- Please note that these rooms may not be available for public use during large-scale race events. Cross-country Team Room #6 (across from the Day Lodge) is available at these times.
- Private wax rooms are available for rent. Contact the information counter in the Daylodge to book.
Ski Lessons, Sales & Rentals
Trail Sports (located on site) is a full-service ski shop offering
- Cross-country ski sales and rentals
- Group and private lessons
- Equipment repair and ski waxing
- Guided tours of Canmore Nordic Centre trails
- Maps and equipment for winter disc golf and orienteering