West Bragg Creek

Freddie’s first ski trip

December 4, 2018
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We were dogsitting Freddie today. He turned one year old on Dec 1, so it was time for him to learn to ski. Off to West Bragg Creek where he can ski off-leash.

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Snowfall update

December 2, 2018

Update: Sunday at 12 noon. This photo was sent in a few minutes ago from the Kicking Horse Ski Club: Now that the snow has pretty well ended, I received exactly what the forecast predicted for Calgary, 9 cm. To see which trails have been

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West Bragg Creek

November 26, 2018
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Tessa and I had a wonderful afternoon on the trails at West Bragg Creek. I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I used my Fischer Twin Skins,but I’m pretty sure VR50

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West Bragg Creek update

November 25, 2018

As we heard from Kat, Martin and Jip yesterday, West Bragg Creek is skiable but is still rough. Groomer Jeff H in his Groomer’s report specified which trails are to be avoided:

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Saturday night update

November 17, 2018

With this update, I’m displaying some additional photos which are now included with the “Wild Animals Along the Ski Trail” post. We like reading multiple reports for the same trail, so just because you’ve already seen a trip report

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West Bragg Creek

November 16, 2018
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West Bragg Creek received 10-15 cm of cold, powdery snow. Most of the trails have been roll-packed. The temperature at 2:30 pm was -9°C.

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West Bragg Creek and other news

November 8, 2018

Thanks to Alf Skrastins for the photos and report: “A few centimetres of snow has fallen at WBC and the volunteer groomers have roller-packed several of the trails. But before you rush out there… I really did mean just a few cm of snow! I did a quick tour of West Crystal, a bit Middle […]

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Well-deserved recognition for Alf Skrastins

November 3, 2018
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A big heartfelt thank you to Alf Skrastins for all the work he’s done to improve skiing conditions at West Bragg Creek.  Representatives from the province

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West Bragg Creek improvements

September 5, 2018

It’s been a while! First, let’s do a shoulder check. The day after I wrote my last update(April 10), I had “total shoulder replacement” surgery on my left shoulder. I now have “new and improved” body parts made of metal and plastic. The recovery process is slow, but all has been going well, and I […]

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Grooming continues at West Bragg Creek

March 30, 2018

Thanks to Alf Skrastins for this report: It looked like mid-winter conditions at West Bragg Creek today. -10C, with 10cm of fresh snow… and light snow falling. Volunteer groomers Bill and Dan were out roller-packing and grooming the new snow on on the trails mentioned by GH. New snow was covering the fresh corduroy as […]

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Dog-friendly West Bragg Creek

March 10, 2018
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We took Tessa for one more ski at West Bragg while conditions are still reasonably good. Although I prefer colder snow, Tessa is happy not to have to wear her boots

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Let’s put this campaign over the top!

March 2, 2018

I’ve heard anecdotal reports of a mega-snowfall in West Bragg Creek today. This should extend the ski season considerably. Check the Groomer’s Reports for an update on today’s tracksetting in West Bragg Creek.

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This weekend at West Bragg Creek

February 28, 2018

I received this notice from XC Bragg Creek: “This weekend is the annual Alberta Youth Championships in West Bragg Creek.

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Telephone loop at West Bragg Creek

February 20, 2018
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It’s been 15 years since I skied the Telephone loop at West Bragg Creek and I only had a few vague memories of what to expect.

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West Bragg Creek Jan 13

January 14, 2018
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Thanks to Alf Skrastins for the report and photos: “Here are some photos to go with all the other posts about the great conditions at West Bragg Creek on Saturday. 

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West Bragg Creek Jan 12 update

January 12, 2018

Groomer Jeff submitted the following report: “Hello all,  Temperatures are going to be moderating just in time for the weekend and ski conditions are fantastic!

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Groomer’s truck stolen at West Bragg Creek

January 11, 2018

Hi Bob Groomer Bill here! Myself, Groomer Jeff and Groomer Dave were out grooming Telephone Loop yesterday afternoon. It was -20C and beautiful.

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West Bragg Creek

January 3, 2018
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Wonderful trip reports coming in from all over today, thanks! West Bragg Creek is a showcase for how to develop a multi-use recreation area and it was great to see

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West Bragg Creek update

December 20, 2017

Update Dec 21: Lots of new grooming overnight in PLPP(Tyrwhitt is now trackset) and the Canmore Nordic Centre. Check the Live Grooming Reports for details.

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West Bragg Creek horses update

November 12, 2017

In light of some new information, we need to reconsider our thinking about the horses on the ski trails. I and many others jumped to conclusions that grooming meant the trails were for skiing only. I think that’s understandable, but in actuality, the ski trails are available for all

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