Nakiska, Calgary's closest resort in the Canadian Rockies, has implemented upgrades concurrent with being named as an official training center. Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) officially designated Nakiska as the Alpine Canada Alpin National Training Centre. The resort that served as the site for the 1998 Olympics also has been designated as an Olympic training base for the 2010 games.
Nakiska annually schedules teams from around the world - Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Italy, and France - to train on its dependable early season snow. The Mid Mountain Lodge was newly renovated to accommodate the ACA training and race center.
Ski clubs also have a place to train and race. The Mapmaker Race Centre is a dedicated racing run, available for clubs and teams to train in their own area.
Nakiska also added to their smooth, corduroy-perfect grooming reputation and dependability for early season snow by increasing its snowmaking capacity by 33 percent.
Other renovations over the summer include enhancements to the daylodge in the base area. A new roof and deck were installed, and washrooms and floors were renovated. The Finish Line Lounge, located on the upper level, also sports a new look for this winter. The rental shop also has been revamped with new racking that provides much more floor space and rental kiosks to help guests retrieve their equipment and get up on the mountain faster.