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GBCTA RECENT NEWS

Parks Removing Logs in WBC Thurs Oct 26

Please proceed to WBC parking lot with caution next Thursday, October 26th. Be advised that Alberta Parks is currently working to try to have the piled logs removed from just before the WBC site by a picker truck operator. We are attempting to ensure that the picker truck operator’s vehicle has a temporary Alberta Parks decal affixed to the door to ensure that any passersby are aware it’s one of our projects.

GBCTA Trail Talk – Published in High Country News

The expanded and upgraded West Bragg Creek Parking Lot has been open since early August. Trail users are enjoying the extra space for parking, the additional washrooms and the way all the trails connect around the parking lot. A few details are still unfinished: • Access road paving - should be complete by end of September, weather dependent • Maintenance compound buildings - should be complete by end of October • Trailhead signage The new [...]

Early Season – Ski Trails Are Easily Damaged

The recent wet conditions are causing very soft paths at West Bragg Creek, especially on the ski trails. If they stay wet and don’t freeze up, they could be damaged by users, such as narrow tire bikes or horses. Please check the trail report before going out for yellow and red flags and please avoid areas that could be damaged.  Mountain road remains ok for all users as are multi user trails with green flags. [...]

WBC TCT Phases 2/3 is not yet open for horseback riding

The recently constructed WBC TCT Phases 2/3 is not yet open for horse back riding due to soft tread conditions. The trail is not expected to be firm enough for horse back riding until the summer of 2018. The trail still needs additional compaction by both our contractor and Mother Nature. The GBCTA intends to develop and implement an etiquette policy for the entire WBC TCT from the Hamlet of Bragg Creek to West Bragg [...]

September 30 Celebration Postponed

September 30 Celebration Postponed for the West Bragg Creek (WBC) Trans Canada Trail (TCT) and Provincial Recreation Area (PRA) Parking Lot. The GBCTA and Alberta Parks have jointly decided to postpone the WBC TCT PRA September 30 celebration until Alberta Parks has fully completed all the work associated with the WBC PRA and Parking lot upgrade. Once the WBC PRA and Parking lot is complete, the celebration will be rescheduled.

GBCTA in SnoOps Magazine

GBCTA and Jeff Hughes are the cover story this month. Jeff Hughes and the GBCTA won the Cross Country Alberta award for Outstanding Ski Area Operations 2016/17. The interesting article talks about the ski grooming operations, equipment and lead groomer Jeff Hughes. Also includes the growing popularity of the trails and the role the trails have in revitalizing the hamlet post flood. A good read... View SnoOps Magazine

Trans Canada Trail – Phases 2/3 Update

Construction of the West Bragg Creek Trail (TCT) Phases 2/3 in Rocky View County is expected to be complete by about September 30 for 2017 weather permitting. The trail has 3/4 inch gravel in place and will be top coated during September with a finer gravel mix to provide a smoother surface than currently is in place on Phase 1. Phase 1 may also be top coated with this finer gravel mix in September, provided [...]

New Bridge Construction on Sugar Mama

Materials were delivered by helicopter for the construction of new bridge on Sugar Mama this past weekend. Super thanks to Rod @ Parks, Jeff & his crew of fire fighters and Bruce the pilot for making the delivery of all the bridge materials look so easy. They really came together for us. The pictures show Jeff getting the first load ready for liftoff, the load flying away, the load of stringers flying by & Felix, [...]

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