West Bragg Creek Trail Area under construction – Info from Alberta Parks on Public Access and Construction:
Construction is being staged as best as possible to allow continued access to the site. The majority of construction will occur between March 29th and June 30th prior to the peak summer months of July and August. The parking lot will be closed for a three day period March 29th to 31st. Remaining construction will be minimal and is expected to be completed in the fall.
Parking will be limited during construction to about 80-90 parking spots and there may be periodic closures. While efforts are being made to stage construction and allow for safe public parking and access, limited spots will be available. Please check out Alberta Parks Advisories for up to date information on construction.
The West Bragg Creek trail system can also be accessed from alternative staging areas including Allen Bill Day Use and Fullerton Day Use in the Elbow Valley, along Highway 66.
XC Bragg Creek is proud to host the 6th annual Alberta Youth Cross Country Ski Championships (AYC). 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 and includes accomodation, food, 3 events, awards to 10th place in each category.
Flora GiesbrechtPresident & Head Ski Administrator
Flora is thrilled to be a part of the XCBC team as the head Nordic Ski Coach. She is but one of an incredible group of dedicated folks that are helping keep our young club alive and vibrant, and our greater Bragg community active in the great outdoors.
Flora’s club coaching experience includes: the Banff Ski Runners, Foothills Nordic Ski Club, Calgary Ski Club, Calgary Outdoor Centre Learn to Loppet and Learn to Birkie programs and XC Bragg Creek- hoot hoot!! Flora’s competitive team history was as a Banff Ski Runners, on the Alberta Ski Team, on the Canada Winter Games team and the University of New Mexico Ski Team. Flora is very approachable and thoroughly enjoys sharing her passion for the sport with all ages and abilities.
Erik AndersonVice-President & Head Mountain Bike Administrator
Nicole MartinClub Administrator
Nicole has been a part of XC Bragg Creek since it was first founded in 2009 by Roy Strum. Her first role was as treasurer of the club and shortly after, became a x-country ski coach for the jackrabbit program. Nicole is now a track attack coach (ski), as well, is the club administrator for all aspects of the club.
This club is an extended family where everyone can grow and support each other in sport, their development and in giving back to the community youth.
Want to Join Our Club!
***The Fall 2017 REC Mountain Bike Program is now full with wait list. XC Bragg Creek club memberships and wait list info here***
***Our Cross Country Ski Program registration is open to new members on Friday Sept 1st at 6am – Please use this link to register: zone 4***
Please note that this is a tiered registration process allowing previous members priority registration to ensure that they can continue their growth & commitment in our program. New members are welcome to join the club and attend group rides if program classes are full, allowing fun for all.
Please email to be put on a mailing list for future programs: program director and make note of which program you are interested in (x-country ski youth/adult and/or youth mountain bike).
XC Bragg Creek
XC Bragg Creek is a family oriented cross country ski and cross country mountain biking club serving the Greater Bragg Creek community. XC Bragg Creek is built on the following beliefs:
Every child can learn to ski/bike skillfully (technical proficiency)
Going fast on skis/bikes is fun(physical fitness)
Skiing/biking is fun and challenging (personal development)