Canada's best nordic skiers enjoy the last snow in Banff's Rockies
Nothing beats training on snow for Canada's cross-country ski team
Canada's fastest cross-country skiers are already preparing to take on the world's next best this winter. And they're training at one of the few places in the country that still has snow at this time of the year.
Olympians, Paralympians, World Cup medallists and developing athletes are all skiing high in the Rocky Mountains of Banff National Park.
"The dryland training, the cross training, it's all valuable," said Paralympic champion Brian McKeever as he skied high above the tree line, "but nothing beats being on snow."
CBC producer Paul Moore went skiing with them. Click on the video player to watch his full report.