Frozen Thunder officially opened this Saturday, Oct. 22, after an estimated 400 truckloads of snow were distributed onto a 1.3-kilometer groomed-and-trackset loop at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Another roughly 700 meters were expected to be added on Sunday making the loop a full 2 k long. Thanks to Bob Truman of SkierBob.ca for the photos.
Racing will begin Friday, Oct. 28, with 7.5/10 k freestyle individual starts. Two sprints on separate days will be held, with Frozen Thunder’s typical “King’s Court” format classic sprint on Tuesday, Nov. 1, and freestyle qualifier (no heats) on Thursday, Nov. 3.
According to a race notice, the sprint qualifiers on Nov. 1 and 3 will be used for selecting male skiers to the early season (November-Decemeber) World Cups.