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Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association

In 2016, The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association focused on upgrading existing trails, adding new winter trails and enhancing the visitor experience at the West Bragg Creek trail network.

Volunteers contributed over 8,000 hours of work and $150,000 of donations were spent on dozens of projects to construct, upgrade and maintain the West Bragg Creek trail network.

Significant investments and actions by Alberta Parks/ Government of Alberta resulted in a number of important enhancements to the trail network and planning for even larger improvements for next year.

All-Season Trails (Hiking, Biking, Equestrian and Snowshoeing)

1. A sustainable, all-season tread was constructed on 1.5 km of Snowshoe Hare (west) trail. This included some trail re-routes, plus drainage and tread reconstruction.

2. Trail repairs and ongoing maintenance was completed at 15 sites on Braggin Rights, Long Distance, Boundary Ridge, Ranger Summit and Strange Brew trails.

3. A 300 meter segment Snakes & Ladders trail was re-constructed by Spray Lakes Sawmills. The trail had followed a portion of a log-haul road, which was being reclaimed back to the original terrain contours. An interesting new trail was built into the re-contoured terrain by SLS and hand-finished by volunteers.

4. Alberta Environment and Parks approved official designation for the 3.5 km Sugar Mama and 3.9 km Sugar Daddy trails. About 300m of tread work and a re-alignment of the Sugar Daddy/Elbow Trail junction was completed, and materials for a new bridge on Sugar Mama were moved to site, in preparation for construction in 2017.

Cross Country Ski Trails

1. A 4.6 km portion of Spray Lakes Sawmills log-haul road that was test groomed in the 2015/2016 ski season was converted into Mountain View West (3.8km) and an upgraded portion of Moose Loop (0.8 km) XC ski trails. Spray Lakes Sawmills replaced 16 culverts with new ones provided by GBCTA, placed concrete block abutments for two bridges, installed one steel bridge frame, constructed a sun/wind shade berm and upgraded all of the tread and drainage, as part of their logging reclamation. GBCTA volunteers constructed two bridges (20’ X 12’ and 40’ X 12’) and added signage.

Date of event: Feb 10-12, 2017

Host Club: XC Bragg Creek

Co-Event Chiefs: Roy Strum and Erik Anderson, XCBC

Assistant Chief: Ann Sullivan, XCBC

Trails: West Bragg Creek Ski Trails, Kananaskis Country

Alberta Youth Championships (AYC) is a provincial-level event aimed at a four-year age grouping referred to in Alberta as Mini-midgets and Midgets (2003-2006 birth years). This event is the club championship event for this age group in Alberta.

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NOTE: The WBC Parking lot will be extremely busy this week and parking limited.

Big thanks to Barb and John Teghtmeyer at Bragg Creek Shell station for stepping up to be our fuel sponsors for this year - please support them whenever you can. 


$21,300!!!

We are truly humbled by your generosity. Thank you so very much! With your incredible support and the funds from the grant, plans are now underway for the second grooming truck; we will keep you posted as to our progress and any other updates.

The forecast is still for snow towards the end of the week, so with any luck we can repay your extreme generosity with some fabulous corduroy and tracks!!

And for those last minute people on your list - don't forget the trail map buffs for Christmas (pick them up at the Bragg Creek Shell Station)!!

 As always, for trail-specific information and conditions, please visit the Trails Conditions page here.

We are aiming to raise $20,000 by the 20th of December

- and we need your help!!

We have a unique opportunity to leverage funds raised in the next month towards a second Kei-truck for grooming. We are very hopeful of being successful with a current grant application, the terms of which require that we match the value of the grant with funds from other sources. Effectively, any donations in the next month will count double!!!! What a great way to maximise your support of West Bragg Creek XC ski trails grooming!!

With the trail improvements, extensions, and completely new trails added over the last 3 years, West Bragg Creek now has 60km+ of fabulous cross country ski trails. Keeping up with the demands this brings and striving to provide you with the best possible experience can sometimes be challenging - a second Kei-truck will vastly improve our ability to meet and exceed your expectations, no matter what Mother Nature and Lady Luck throws at us!!

And in the meantime, a little snow jig wouldn't go amiss! The temperatures are dropping - all we need is a bit of precipitation!

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Trail Sponsors

Patron $50,000 +

Husky
The Calgary Foundation



 

Alison and Darrell Jones

Auxilium Foundation 


Benefactor $25,000 - $50,000

Shell

Shell Environmental Fund

   

Platinum $10,000 - $25,000

Alberta Equestrian Federation alt Mountain Equipment Coop

Moose Mountain Environmental Enhancement Fund

 

 

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