Alberta Cup 1-2

The Canmore Nordic Ski Club is proud to be hosting Alberta Cup 1-2 in Canmore, December 9 – 10, 2023

Latest Updates

8 Dec 2023 – Race notice (version 3)
7 Dec 2023 – Updated course map and race schedule/events


Volunteers are needed to run these races. If you have time, consider helping out. This is one of the last big opportunities to complete your volunteer hours for Canmore Nordic. Volunteer registration is HERE.

Important Information


Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, Canmore, Alberta.

Race Schedule

Friday, December 8, 2023 – Unofficial Training 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Friday, December 8, 2023 – Athlete & Coach Socials hosted by Nordiq Alberta, details below.

Race Events

Team Captain Meetings

Team Captains Meetings will be held on Zoom on the following days. Meeting link will be sent by email to registered coaches:

  • Friday, December 8, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, December 9, 6:00pm

Athlete & Coach Socials

As part of the Alberta Cup Series, Nordiq Alberta will be hosting Athlete & Coach Socials! Join us for drinks, snacks, and socializing as well as fun prizes & giveaways!

  • Location: Haig Room in the Bill Warren Training Center
  • Athlete Social: Friday, December 8, 4:00pm
  • Coach Social: Friday, December 8, 6:00pm (prior to the coaches meeting)

Race Maps

Latest Course Maps: Alberta Cup 1 & 2 – XC Course (UPDATED 7 Dec 2023)
Old course map


Registration and fee payment is online at Zone4. Coaches MUST register on Zone4 – there is no fee for this. Preliminary Seeding Lists will be sent in advance via email to coaches who are registered.

Racers and coaches must check the confirmation list on Zone4 as soon as possible after completing registration to ensure skiers are registered in the correct categories.  Please contact the Competition Secretary ( before 9:00am MST on Wednesday, December 6 if corrections are required.

Registration Opens: Friday, November 17, 2023

Registration Closes: Sunday, December 3, 2023 – 11:59pm MST

Late Registration Closes: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 – 11:59pm MST



All competitors skiing in U14 and older categories must have at least one of the following licences:

  • Nordiq Canada Race Licence (U16+)
  • Nordiq Canada Associate Licence (foreign racers who do not belong to a NC club)
  • Nordiq Canada Development Licence (U14 and under if CPL points desired – see NC website)
  • Nordiq Canada Event Licence – charged automatically during registration if no licence number is supplied

U12 category and younger do not require a licence of any type, but do require a valid Nordiq Canada club membership.

For U12 and lower age groups at TIER 2’s ONLY: – If you are a Nordiq Canada Club member – NO Additional license required. – If you are U12 – Are you a Nordiq Canada Club member, racing up to U14, and want CPLpoints –you will need a Nordiq Canada Development License – If they are NOT a Nordiq Canada Member – you will need to purchase a Nordiq Canada Event License.

Any athlete, of any age, from other Nordic disciplines including biathlon or Nordic Combined, that are not members of a Nordiq Alberta club, must have a valid Nordiq Canada or Event Licence to compete.

Associate License for non-Canadian Skiers: For non-Canadian skiers, an Associate License may be obtained through Nordiq Canada for eligibility in all sanctioned competitions in Canada. The results of skiers with Associate Licenses will be included in the Canada Point List calculation and used for seeding purposes. For more information, visit the Nordiq Canada website.

If you do not have a current FIS, Nordiq Canada, or Nordiq Canada Associate Member Licence and are registering in U14+ categories, a $6 daily fee will be automatically added for an Event Licence.

Please make sure you have renewed/purchased your licence(s) for this year HERE prior to registering.

Wax Rooms

Register for a wax room on Zone 4 coach’s registration. More details on the race notice. It is prohibited to run any electrical cords from wax rooms to outside set-ups and prohibited to use any available outdoor electrical outlets at the Nordic Centre.

Wax rooms will be prioritized to Alberta clubs first.

Waxing Protocol

Nordic Alberta respectfully requests all coaches, athletes, wax technicians, and parents to abide by a self-governed protocol while waxing skis for identified races taking place in Alberta. This also applies to coaches, athletes, wax technicians, and parents traveling to Alberta from out-of-province or out-of-country.

  • Structure tools ARE permitted.
  • Non-fluoro (NF) waxes ARE permitted.
  • Fluorinated glide waxes or tuning products containing fluorine liquid are NOT permitted at Alberta Cups for ALL age categories. This includes all types of fluorinated glide wax (e.g., LF, HF, block, powder, liquid or kick wax).

Trail Passes

All participants will be required to have a Canmore Nordic Center Pass. During the registration process, participants will be prompted to purchase a day ticket at the 50% discounted rate of $7.50/day if they do not have a Canmore Nordic Centre Season Pass. The fine for skiing without a pass is $172. Daily trail passes can be purchased on both the Athlete Registration Page and the Coach Registration Page.

All participants parking at the Canmore Nordic Centre are required to have a Kananaskis Conservation Pass, available HERE.


A big thank you to the following for their equipment donation for the race weekend: Alberta Biathlon World Cup, Alberta World Cup Society, Nordiq Alberta.

And a big thanks to the following for their food sponsorship for the race weekend: Save On Foods, Panago.