Nordiq Canada News

Frozen Thunder 2022

October 04, 2022

October 21 – November 14, 2022

Frozen Thunder is financed and operated through a partnership agreement between Nordiq Canada, Biathlon Canada, Alberta World Cup Academy, Alberta Biathlon, and Nordiq Alberta, with support from the Canmore Nordic Centre and sponsored by City to Summit Real Estate.


Frozen Thunder Reserved Track Time – Monday-Sunday 07:00 AM to 12:00 PM MST.

  • Skiers must purchase and wear a Bib to use Frozen Thunder during reserved track time, as well as a Canmore Nordic Centre trail pass, which can be purchased at the day lodge or online. Anyone not wearing a bib or without a trail pass during reserved scheduled times will be asked to leave the Track even if they are a member of a funding partner.
  • Reserved time periods are for high performance athletes training at high speed and intensity. Slower skiers MUST yield to faster skiers so as not to interfere with or impede this training. This time period is NOT for recreational skiing. Pulks, child ski carriers or any other skier towed devise not directly used for training, coaching, or health and safety response are NOT allowed on Frozen Thunder during this time period
  • November 1, 2, and 4, are scheduled for biathlon events during the reserved Frozen Thunder track time. Only users invited or registered to participate in the events will have access to Frozen Thunder until the event is finished.
  • November 9 & 10– Nordiq Thunder Time Trials. Nordiq Canada will be hosting 2-days of races in the classic and sprint formats. Registration is done through the Frozen Thunder Track registration. There is a $5 fee/race. Last minute race registration for athletes who have an All Access Frozen Thunder bib can be done through Cindy Chetley (email below).
  • Non-reserved Frozen Thunder track times: Monday – Sunday from 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM.
    • Users do not require a bib to ski during this time period.
    • A Canmore Nordic Centre trail pass is required to ski between 12:00 – 5:00 PM.
    • Use of Frozen Thunder after 5:00 PM is free.


Bibs and Scheduling Track Time

  • Cost for Bibs during the reserved Track times are:
    • $110 for All Access (4+ days of skiing)
    • $35 for Single Day access
  • Only people skiing on Frozen Thunder need to purchase a bib.
  • Bibs must be purchased before booking the Biathlon Range (which is booked through the Canmore Nordic Centre).
  • All bibs are purchased online through Zone 4 starting October 6, 2022, at 10:30 AM MST. No bibs will be sold in person.
    • There is a $20 bib deposit fee. The deposit will be refunded upon return of the bib. Refunds will not be accommodated after Dec 22, 2022.
  • During the bib purchase process, users will select a training times on Frozen Thunder.
    • Scheduled daily time slots are:
      • 07:00 – 8:30 AM
      • 08:30 – 10:30 AM
      • 10:30 -12:00 PM
    • Once a time slot has reached capacity it will not be available for selection.
    • Only one time slot can be booked per day.
  • Bibs must be ordered by noon the day prior to the pickup date so they can be properly packaged and prepared. Bibs to be picked up Saturday, Sunday or Monday must be purchased by noon on the preceding Friday.
  • Bibs are picked up from and returned outside the Nordiq Canada office located at the Canmore Nordic Centre (100, 1995 Olympic Way).
  • A schedule will be posted at the entrance of the Track listing the bib numbers scheduled to use the Track at that time. Users must mark off their bib number when entering the track. Users can claim an open training slot by writing their bib number in the empty box on the schedule. Anyone on the Track with a bib number not on the schedule for that time period will be required to leave.


For more information or assistance contact:

Cindy Chetley – High Performance Coordinator, Nordiq Canada