West Bragg Creek

West Bragg Creek: Being loved to death?

February 2, 2016

Read more from CBC: West Bragg Creek ski trails: No longer a hidden gem, but a mecca for winter sports. 

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West Bragg Creek Jan 27 a.m. grooming report

January 27, 2016

Update from tracksetter Jeff H: All skate lanes were renovated this morning and the odd classic lane was redone.

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The skiing is priceless but you only have to pay $2

January 14, 2016
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-Groomer Bill on Mountainview at West Bragg Creek- Groomer Jeff H from West Bragg Creek sent this email:

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West Bragg Creek

December 29, 2015
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-Lauren on Mountain road at West Bragg Creek- The dogs were happy and smiling, and so was I. The conditions are remarkably superb

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Christmas comes early to West Bragg Creek

December 16, 2015
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Update from Groomer Jeff H at West Bragg: Hello all, Christmas has come early to Bragg Creek and Santa has delivered a beautiful present for you.

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West Bragg creek

December 10, 2015

This report from Jeff at West Bragg Creek came in at 1:15 pm today: We’ve had 2 cm of snow over the last 24 hours which has enabled us to

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Examples of multi-use trails

November 23, 2015

These trails at West Bragg Creek look like fun ****** The snowfall amounts which were forecast for tonight have been downgraded somewhat. Hopefully we’ll receive enough to cover the pine needles.

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History in the making: First tracks on New Ribbon Creek

November 18, 2015
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–First tracks on New Ribbon Creek. Photo by TSJ(Tracksetter Jeff)- What an incredible sight.

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West Bragg Creek update

March 4, 2015
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The following update is from Jeff Hughes: “We’ve had 4 separate snowfalls in the last 7 days, so we’ve had our hands

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Don’t ski at West Bragg

February 12, 2015

Hi Bob Let people know that they shouldn’t even think about skiing at west bragg creek until the trails receive more snow. The trails are a combination of bullet proof ice, bare ground, and black snow. No tracks and I doubt a skate ski could bite into the ice even if the weather warms up. […]

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Baker Creek to Castle Lookout

December 7, 2014
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-Spectacular conditions on the Baker Creek to Castle Lookout trail in Banff. Photo by Jo Lunn.- Have you skied this little-known trail?

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Confederation Golf Course; Great Divide

November 12, 2014
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I’ve updated the link for the Confederation Golf Course Trail Report. Mary Jane tells me “we will post updated grooming reports on our home page and ‘sticky’ them

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Early-season skiing at West Bragg

November 4, 2014
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Two of this blog’s regular trip reporters were enjoying the fresh snow and packed trails at West Bragg Creek yesterday. I remember a similar occurrence in 2003 when an upslope storm brought lots of snow

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Improved trails at West Bragg Creek

September 10, 2014
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Thanks to Alf Skrastins, we have our first trip report of the season. You can see many more photos here: West Bragg photos from Alf  

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West Bragg snow update; Pocaterra

November 16, 2013
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 – Pocaterra Hut in PLPP is now open daily –  Not as much snow materialized as was in the forecast. In Canmore, I’d guess we received about 3 cm.

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Volunteer groomer expresses frustration

November 14, 2013
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“Almost all of the trails we skied had been badly mutilated by walkers and ‘snowshoers’ who mindlessly walk down the middle of the ski trails.” – Andrew

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West Bragg Creek

January 13, 2013

It’s wonderful to hear all the good news about West Bragg creek. Thanks to RichieRich for this report: Myself & good friends arrived ~4-5th car in West Bragg Crk approx 9am today at a chilly -16C and went out Moose Loop

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Sandy McNabb, West Bragg, Lake Louise

October 25, 2012
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Welcome to ski season! I’m thrilled to see all the old stalwarts are back posting trip reports. Finally, we can give Frozen Thunder a break and see what else is out

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“Best skiing I’ve had all year”

February 20, 2012
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Thanks for all the trip reports this weekend. It was wonderful that with three days of skiing, we’ve had reasonably good conditions for all of them. Some fresh snow

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Elk Pass, Blueberry Hill; West Bragg updates

December 3, 2010

Sure am glad to get these updates from Alf and Steve since I haven’t been out for a few days: Blueberry Hill viewpoint, overlooking Upper Kananaskis Lake. Dec 2, 2010. Photo by Alf Skrastins Hi Bob, Conditions are excellent right now at the south end of the Peter Lougheed Park trails. At Elk Pass-Blueberry Hill, […]

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