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Date of event: Mar 6-8, 2020

Host Club: XC Bragg Creek

Co-Event Chiefs: Roy Strum & Erik Anderson, XC Bragg Creek

Assistant Chief: Ann Sullivan, XC Bragg Creek

Trails: West Bragg Creek Ski Trails, Kananaskis Country


Alberta Youth Championships (AYC) is a provincial-level event aimed at a four-year age grouping referred to in Alberta as U12 and U14 (2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 birth years). This event is the club championship event for this age group in Alberta. The 2020 AYC will incorporate several features:

–          Accommodation and food services included in registration cost

–          Three events (individual classic; wave start freestyle; fun team relays (bring your costumes); single-year age categories; coach relays)

–          Awards to 10th place in each competition category

Event structure

This comprehensive event proposal includes race events, awards, accommodations, waxing facilities, special events, and food services.

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Medals to 10th place in each competition category

Club aggregate banner – awarded to the team with the most points based on the following table. Points will be calculated only for individual and official relay events. Only the top 10 skiers from each club will accrue points toward the aggregate banner.

  • Awarded according to the following criteria

Trail grooming – Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association

Event site details – West Bragg Creek Ski Trails are located entirely within Kananaskis Country, 8 km west of the Hamlet of Bragg Creek, AB. Base elevation of trails is 1450m; high point on Stairway to Heaven race course is 1480 m. Average snowfall – 50-100 cm. Average ski season – beginning December to mid-March. The trails are the closest Kananaskis Country trails to Calgary and are heavily used by locals and recreational skiers from the greater Calgary area. It is the only greater Calgary area ski area that permits dogs on the ski trails. The trails were designed in the early 1980s by Don Gardner primarily as race trails and are the same vintage as Peter Lougheed and Ribbon Creek trail systems. Course maps will be posted on


Registration in the AYC includes accommodation at Kamp Kiwanis, located north of Bragg Creek at the junction of Highway 22 and Highway 8. The event committee is aiming to create a social experience in addition to a ski experience. We would like all athletes regardless of their place of residence to stay at the camp. The facility includes bunk beds in dorm rooms. Everyone staying at Kamp Kiwanis will need to bring their own sleeping bag, pillow, towel and toiletries. Building on the successful model from Alberta Winter Games, chaperones, athletes and coaches will all be accommodated at Camp Kiwanis.

Parents and younger or older siblings will be required to find their own accommodation. (Cochrane is located 22 km north of Kamp Kiwanis)

Waxing space

There will be an indoor waxing room with electricity and heat at Kamp Kiwanis. No electricity or waxing building is available at West Bragg Creek Ski Trails. Clubs are encouraged to bring their own tent or shelter if desired to use at West Bragg Creek Ski Trails.

Food Services

Food services will be included in the AYC registration cost. Food services are being provided by Kamp Kiwanis. The following meals will be included in the event registration:
A snack of fruit will be provided on Friday evening.

Breakfast – Saturday on-site at Kamp Kiwanis

Lunch – Saturday — bag lunch

Supper – Saturday at Kamp Kiwanis

Breakfast – Sunday on-site at Kamp Kiwanis

Any other food (trail snacks, Gatorade, etc.) required by teams will need to be supplied by individual teams. There is an add-on pickup bagged lunch in Bragg Creek available on Sunday at an extra cost if you pre-order on the registration.

Average early March air temperature in Bragg Creek – average daytime high of +2; average overnight low of -8.

Registration and Event Fees


–          $195 – all categories

–          $170 – sibling price (if more than 1 child from the same immediate family is being registered for this weekend event)

AYC – $100 – coaches, parents, chaperones
Registration closing date of Sunday, March 1st, midnight MST

Contact Information:
Erik Anderson, Co Chief of Event, 403-830-4835,
Roy Strum, Co Chief of Event, 403-862-1042,

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