The prettiest things in Canmore

clareeNovember 17, 2012

Hi everyone!

I am resurfacing from blog absence in order to give you some Canmore highlights. Canmore is about an hour north of Calgary, just east of the Rockies. It is a gorgeous town reminiscent of other Rocky Mtn ski towns, minus a destination alpine resort. Here, the Nordic center, home of the 1988 Calgary Olympic nordic events, is the major attraction. Chandra Crawford’s gold medal hangs in the lodge.

The town of Canmore hosts a remarkable number of activities and events for a community its size. While I was in town, I went to two concerts (one Czech string quarter and one Canadian/American jazz bassist), visited about 5 art galleries, and spent way too much money on high quality teas. OH YEAH and the skiing was excellent, giving us a major advantage going into our high-stake early season racing next week.

The beauty and scale of the Canadian Rockies is hard to capture on camera, but I hope this photo gallery gives you an idea. Bonus features: Patrick, Hannah, the new trailer, a big elk, and a bear-safe dumpster. Enjoy!

<The very prettiest Patrick gives a thumbs up for snow
<This is a VERY SERIOUS snow-making operation. Now that's pretty!
<The prettiest of all, Hannah, already knows how to play C, D, G and A.
<4 out of 5! That's pretty.
<Hannah did a biathlon time trial with the Canadians and the Olympic gold medalist from Slovakia.
<Hup, Hup, Hannah
<Hannah in the biathlon time-trial
<Fairmont Banff Springs. Now that's a pretty place.
<Banff is so pretty!
<8:30am, getting ready to go
<Olympic range is the prettiest!
<"don't- feed- the- bear!" - Rabbit. That would not be pretty.
<Jeremy Nellis did an awesome job outfitting our new trailer! So pretty.
<Sun is prettily peaking out.
<Pretty sunrise in Canmore
<8:30am or so, and so pretty.
<Morning moon in Canmore. Pretty!

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