Beckie Scott’s invitation to help with a great cause!

Hey there Alberta skiers!

Ski Fit North Alberta wants to help you de-clutter and get organized, while helping a great cause!

SFNA works with some of Alberta’s most vulnerable and marginalized youth; exposing them to sport in a positive environment, teaching them to ski and helping them develop valuable life skills.

Working outside with our kids all winter, we’ve found that outfitting them in high quality used clothing and gear to ski with really makes a big different to their experience. We’ve even got some youngsters who will be racing for the first time this year – and they need something to wear!

If you happen to have used ski clothing or equipment that you would like to see go to a place where it will make a big different, then please consider this request.

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Frozen Thunder

WinSport’s Frozen Thunder Race in Canmore to Determine King and Queen of Nordic Sports

Cross Country Canada – Canada’s top cross-country skiers and biathletes go head-to-head in first race of season

Athletes had the opportunity to get on snow for the first time this season at Frozen Thunder this past week in Canmore:

“In an effort to provide Canada’s Nordic athletes with the ability to train on snow at home in October – not to mention provide recreational enthusiasts with early-season trail access – the Frozen Thunder initiative stored enough snow to cover two kilometres of trail in a large pile under a thick layer of sawdust to insulate it over the summer months.

Originally piloted in 2009 with 400-metres of trail, the innovative snow project has expanded each year. In 2010, the Nordic Centre expanded the project by increasing the mass of stored snow to realize a one-kilometre loop that entered the biathlon range that now expands up to two kilometres.

Modeled after snow preservation projects in Europe, the Canmore Nordic Centre was the first to take on the project in North America – and is subsequently the first to open its trails on the continent each year – providing another critical resource for Canada’s high-performance Nordic sports…

Read on to see some pictures from this weekend.

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