Sunday, 22 February 2015

Race Trail Maps - 2015 Alberta Youth Cross Country Ski Championships

3k skate - 2001, 2002 - saturday march 7, 2015

2k skate - 2003, 2004 - saturday march 7, 2015

4x1km relay - saturday march 7, 2015

5k wave start classic - 2001, 2002 - sunday march 8, 2015

2.5k wave start classic - 2003, 2004 - sunday march 8, 2015

Alberta Youth Cross Country Ski Championships - 2 weeks out!

With the cancellation of numerous events in southern Alberta this winter, there has been lots of inquiry about what snow conditions are like at West Bragg Ski Trails and whether we will be able to host the 2015 AYC in Bragg Creek in 2 weeks - the short answer is YES!  If the event had been held this weekend, the competitions would have gone ahead, we are confident that the 2015 AYC will happen!

Here are a bunch of photos taken Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 6pm.  As you will see - good snow coverage - very skiable - in fact I skied the whole race trail and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was!  Bragg Creek rec'd snow last week - lets hope it stays cold and snowy!

We are planning back up locations - saturday possibilities include Canada Olympic Park or Mt Shark, and sunday possibilities include Canmore Nordic Centre.  Be prepared that you may have to drive on the saturday to the venue with your group if we are not at West Bragg.

These are real pictures - not photoshopped - of West Bragg Creek on Sunday Feb 22.  Very skiable today!  Lets keep our fingers crossed that we can ski at West Bragg at AYC 2015!

Roy Strum
Chief of Event
2015 Alberta Youth Cross Country Ski Championships
Bragg Creek

West Bragg Meadow - start finish area

200m bridge going over Bragg Creek

west crystal line - at about km 500m out on 3km loop

west crystal line at about 1km out on 3km loop

West Crystal Link Climb - this is new big climb to the high point on the race loop - beautiful conditions today!

Stairway to Heaven decent - at about 1.5km

Sundog trail at about 2km

mountain road - warm up trail

Monday, 16 February 2015

AYC 2015 - full steam ahead!

Plans are well underway for the 2015 Alberta Youth Cross Country Ski Championships being hosted by XC Bragg Creek ski club and Canmore Nordic Ski Club.  Its been an unusual winter in southern Alberta.  Lots of snow, no snow, ultra cold, uber warm.  All of this has left our ski trails in Bragg Creek looking somewhat bare.  We are confident that we will have snow to ski on in 3 weeks time at West Bragg.  However, we are working on back up plans including using other ski venues.  Our plan is to count on snow, but if it doesnt happen, we will find snow somewhere within driving distance of Bragg Creek.  2015 AYC will happen!

A few tasky things for you to do:

- make relay teams - we will be posting relay sign up on zone for you to enter your relay team - look for a follow up notice about this.
- food restrictions - please contact Matt Prosser, chef at Kamp Kiwanis with any dietary restrictions that you (if you are a coach or chaperone) or your athletes have - 403-686-6325
- check back to this site for updates.
- we will stay at Kamp Kiwanis for sure - and bus or drive to ski site.
- what you need to bring:  bedding, toiletries, towel

If you have any questions - you can post them here as others might have questions - or email  403-862-1042

see you soon!

Chief of Event
2015 AYC Bragg Creek