Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association (GBCTA) Response to Alberta Government News entitled “Optimizing Alberta Parks”

March 11, 2020

The following response has been approved by the GBCTA Board of Directors.

The GBCTA was disappointed to learn that plans are underway to eliminate groomed cross country ski track setting in the Kananaskis Region at Peter Lougheed Park, Mt. Shark and Kananaskis Village Area.  Along with the Canmore Nordic Centre, the GBCTA was named to provide groomed ski trails at West Bragg Creek in […]

2020-05-01T06:57:16-06:00March 11th, 2020|GBCTA, Promo|

We Are Now On Instagram

Bragg Creek Trails is now on Instagram – @westbraggcreek

Many thanks to Deborah Young who offered up her IG account which already had many followers so we didn’t have to start from scratch. The account already has some 800 followers. So generous! And also thanks to Rick Boden has volunteered to be our IG person. We look forward to many great pics on IG. Have some […]

2020-02-07T10:14:43-07:00February 7th, 2020|GBCTA|

Safety First for Volunteers

Hello Friends and Volunteers of the Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association (GBCTA)

The GBCTA is has adopted a vigorous Health and Safety Environment Program that is in compliance with the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act. In doing so we have become a leader within the trail building community for developing safe work practices and procedures specific to trail work.

Volunteers are expected to follow the safe […]

2020-06-11T14:15:01-06:00January 31st, 2020|GBCTA|

Grooming 101: Anatomy of a Trail Repair

One of the goals of the GBCTA is to give skiers a safe and enjoyable ski experience.
As such, we are continually monitoring for potential problem areas such as the ‘1/2 pipe’ that had formed on the Moose Connector hill.

Constant snow plowing down this slope had caused a dished out appearance to the trail, whereby the sides of the trail were considerably higher than the centre, […]

2020-01-07T10:18:56-07:00January 7th, 2020|GBCTA|

The History of the West Bragg Creek Trail Centre

The GBCTA has many good stories to tell. The history of how West Bragg Creek came to have a Trails Centre is one of them.

In 2015 a member of the GBCTA executive was approached by a representative from an oil service company who offered to donate a used Rig Manager’s well site hut for possible use as a WBC Trails Centre. After negotiations with Alberta […]

2020-01-04T09:48:00-07:00January 4th, 2020|GBCTA|

Alberta Equestrian Federation Donation

Bragg Creek Trails would like to thank the Alberta Equestrian Federation for the 2019 funding to work on the following trails: $2,000 for the gravel work on Iron Creek trail, $2,000 for upgrading Snowy Owl and $2,000 towards the construction of new Moose Single Track All-Season trail. #AEFTrails #albertaequestrianfederation

The […]

2020-01-01T19:03:39-07:00January 1st, 2020|GBCTA|

New Horseback Riding Trail Open

The new Iron Creek winter horse backriding trail is now open for use as of late in the day on December 23, 2019.  This new trail is for local horseback riders to access West Bragg Creek (WBC) Kananaskis Country trails from the TransCanada Trail in Rocky View County on RR54.  Horseback riders that are trailering their horses should continue to use the WBC equestrian parking […]

2019-12-24T15:06:49-07:00December 24th, 2019|GBCTA|

Fat Bike Tread Setting Info

Answers to some common questions re fat biking grooming, grooming team, equipment, trails, timing and costs. Info supplied by GBCTA fat bike lead groomer – Dean. Thanks for everything Dean, Dave, Willie, Tim, Pat and Paul! So much appreciated!

Q: How long after a snow fall does it take to groom the core fat bike trails?
A: After an average snowfall it takes our team of 6 […]

2019-12-26T08:41:44-07:00December 21st, 2019|GBCTA|