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    Canadas Nordic Sports launches Trail to Sochi on World Unique Snow Project in Canmore

    Canadas Nordic sports launched the trail to Sochi 2014 on the Canmore Nordic Centres world-unique Frozen Thunder snow project. Held near the biathlon range on October 19, the event officially introduced Canadas National Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon World Cup Teams. The presentation also announced the next step in the evolution of Frozen Thunder and showcased the critical role the Canmore Nordic Centre will play in preparing the nations best Nordic athletes for success at the international level. Piloted in 2009, Frozen Thunder stores snow from the winter prior throughout the summer months in a large pile under a thick layer of sawdust. The snow is then used to cover ski trails early in the fall to assist Canadas cross-country skiers and biathletes with early-season on-snow training. The Canmore Nordic Centre is the first facility in North America to take on the initiative. Athletes were all on skis and participated in a short relay race


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