West Bragg Creek

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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More trails ready

November 30, 2010

Lyle from Nipika has good news: “Trails are ALL OPEN!!! All trails are groomed for classic and skate skiing. This is the earliest opening we have ever had!! With Summer trail work and a great early snowpack we have better skiing already than we had all last winter!” Update: “Dec 1, we’ve had more snow […]

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Beginner Skiers

November 22, 2010

I received this email from Catherine and I hope you Ski-Heretics can give her some advice. I am guessing there are a number of new skiers in this situation who would benefit from some suggestions: My husband & I are new to Cross Country skiing. We live in SE Calgary and are hoping to enjoy […]

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Fantastic weekend update

November 20, 2010

Update Nov 21 at 11 a.m: Kananaskis trail report shows some tracksetting in the Kananaskis Village area last night. Trails include Kovach, Aspen, Terrace, Terrace Link. You could do a nice loop starting on Terrace at the village, up to the lookout on Kovach, and back down those delightful S-turns to the village. Wonderful news! It […]

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Goat Creek

February 18, 2010

Lots of fresh snow and great skiing! There was about 5 cm of new snow on Goat Creek from yesterday’s snowfall. Plenty of skiers have been over it, and there are good skier-set tracks. We only had enough time to go as far as the bridge(approx 7K), but I could see there were tracks leading […]

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Updates: West Bragg; Sandy McNabb; Bus trip to LL

January 30, 2010

Steve is back on skis! I was wondering where Steve Riggs had disappeared to, and with this recent comment, we now know the story. Steve, I’m sorry to hear that you had to miss three weeks of ski season but it’s nice to see you’re back: “We headed south on Saturday to the Sandy McNabb […]

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Midweek update

January 27, 2010

Work is starting to take its toll on my skiing. I haven’t been out this week so far, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t lots of things happening. I first want to thank you for all the comments on the weekend’s skiing. As I get out less, we’ll be relying on you to keep everyone […]

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West Bragg;Shaganappi;Goat Creek; CNC; Ski Trip on Sat

January 7, 2010

West Bragg  Steve Riggs was at West Bragg today. Read the comments below for his report.  Shaganappi Golf Course  Word has it that Shaganappi will be groomed and trackset today. With any luck, you’ll be able to get an updated trail report later here Calgary Ski Club Shaganappi   Goat Creek/Spray River.  Goat Creek and […]

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Happy New Year! Updates…

January 1, 2010

West Bragg Creek Hi Bob, A couple of New Years presents-  fresh tracksetting on most of the  trails,  from the GBCTA,  and warm sunny weather with a temperature  of – 4 at West Bragg Creek,  to ring in the new year. Unfortunately, a visit from the grinch as well- in the form of morons  off-roading […]

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