-Lauren on Mountain road at West Bragg Creek-
The dogs were happy and smiling, and so was I. The conditions are remarkably superb at West Bragg Creek, probably the best I’ve ever seen. Years ago, when I lived in Calgary, I skied at West Bragg quite a bit but rarely did I see snow and grooming like it is now.
I had to go to Calgary today, so made a stop at West Bragg, arriving at 2:45 pm when the temperature had warmed up to -7°C. The parking lot was chock-a-block with vehicles and they were lined up on the road, but I was able to get a parking spot near the trailhead as early skiers had already left.
I was hoping to see lots of dogs and I wasn’t disappointed. As soon as I got out of my car, there was a friendly collie there to greet me. I used my skis from yesterday which already had VR40(-4/-12) on them and I had excellent grip. Near the end of the day it was even starting to grab a bit, so you know the snow was cold.
I skied Mountain road, Moose connector, West crystal, Loggers, Sundog, and Iron springs(out and back on new grooming). All wonderful. I climbed to the high point on Iron springs and was surprised to see on my GPS that I was 130 metres higher than at the trailhead.
The temperature had already dropped to -11 by 4:15 pm.
If I lived in Calgary, I’d go without food in order to make a large donation to the Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association for the excellent work they do.
Erik found someone’s sunglasses:
“Found. West Bragg Creek on the road leaving the parking lot. One pair of sunglasses. Sebago’s. will reserve the colour for the owner to reveal. I hate losing things, so I hope the owner sees this. My guess is they were on the roof of a car and they made it about 100 m down the road before falling off. 587-438-0029 text me.”
I see TSJ is out tracksetting right now(10:15 pm) on Terrace. He’s already completed Bill Milne, Wedge, Ribbon creek, Link, lower Kovach.