XC Bragg Creek Ski and Bike Society will host the 8th annual Alberta Youth Cross Country Ski Championships (AYC) from March 1 to 3, 2019 on the trails in West Bragg Creek. This provincial level event brings close to 150 young athletes from across Alberta and as far away as the Northwest Territories for two days of ski racing and fun. AYC is aimed at skiers between 10 and 13 years of age and includes three races: classic, freestyle [...]
While many are treating this mild winter with glee, the folks at the GBCTA are being challenged with changing conditions on a continual basis. The chinook winds have blown over 130 trees onto the trails to date. These have been dealt with efficiently by our small band of certified chainsaw wielding volunteers. Our new fleet of trail grooming motorcycles have been invaluable in getting to work sites quickly. With the continuous freeze thaw cycles happening, [...]
Youth Training in Optical Biathlon with the EcoAims camera based optic rifle You may notice a new sport on the West Bragg Creek trails when you are out enjoying this beautiful multi use recreational area. XC Bragg Creek Ski & Bike Society has introduced a new program this year- youth Biathlon, a combination of skate skiing and marksmanship. Young athletes ages 9-12 are experiencing this sport for the first time while being coached by certified [...]
West Bragg Creek Trail Etiquette, Trail Types, User Recommendations and Safety Welcome to West Bragg Creek Trails. This is a multi-use, non-motorized recreation area. Since this is non-motorized trails system that welcomes a wide variety of users we ask that you extend a few common courtesies to your fellow trail users and respect the facilities that have been provided for your enjoyment. Trailhead Parking and Perimeter Trail There is plenty of parking at West Bragg [...]
About Horseback Riding in the Winter in West Bragg Creek Equestrians are welcome on the All Season trails system, shown on maps in brown colour, EXCEPT those that are designated as ski trails from Dec 1 to March 31 annually Where the access to these trails shares sections with ski trails, such as accessing Ranger Summit or Boundary Ridge from the Parking area, please stay to the far left, and ride single file so as [...]
Dec 19 2018 In early 2018, the GBCTA raised $ 500,000 from Rocky View County ($331,000) and TransCanada Trail Foundation ($169,000) to complete the construction of a pedestrian bridge, just east of Wild Rose, and 472 meters of strong post guardrail that is required as per the Rocky View County approved design for the subject trail. The strong post guard rail was installed for the GBCTA in the summer of 2018 by Volker Stevin, under [...]
Community Trails include Banded Peak, Redwood, Centennial Trail and Trans Canada Trail. Our objective is to create pathways that connect our community and provide access for all residents of Bragg Creek.