West Bragg Creek
I was at West Bragg Creek on Wednesday and enjoyed fabulous conditions there. I counted over 60 vehicles in the parking lot, just before noon… an amazing number of skiers for the middle of the week! The temperature was just -3 under a sunny sky, when we started and it warmed to -1 by the time we returned.
We skied some of the sunnier trails on the north side of the trail system. We started with a quick tour around the Hostel Loop and then took the Mountain Road to the Moose Loop and returned via the Crystal Line trail.
It appears that this area received a good dose of new snow from the Monday snow storm. The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association volunteers got right onto the trails and did an excellent job of grooming all of the loops that we skied. I’ve rarely seen better conditions on some of these trails!
I noted that there will be a fun ski loppet event this Sunday, February 13 at the West Bragg Creek trails. Proceeds from the event go towards supporting continued trail grooming of these nice trails.
Shaganappi Golf Course was trackset on Feb 8
Hi all XC Skiing enthusiasts
Here is the latest Shaganappi snow & trail report:
During the melt-down, some puddles (perhaps 2 metres in diameter) developed in a few low spots on the trail which then froze to form ice. Then came some 10 cm of snow to cover the ice. Beware of the unexpected ice and the risk of accidents.
Pray for more snow and fewer Chinooks with their warm weather and risk of strong winds!
Coordinator Tracksetting 1993 – Present