Nakiska Ski Area Ski Resort

OntheSnow Visitors Choice
# 6Small Ski Area in North America
# 3Beginner Terrain in Canada
# 2Small Ski Area in Alberta
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Located in the heart of the spectacular Kananaskis Valley, Nakiska was specifically designed to host the alpine events of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Located just 45 minutes from Calgary, Nakiska's terrain was carefully planned to meet the needs of family visitors. In fact 70 percent of Nakiska's terrain is rated as intermediate, with 16 percent classified as novice and the remaining 14 percent as expert. Nakiska also features a variety of learn to ski and ride programs for children and adults, world-class dining and accomodations in the Kananaskis Village. Guests can also enjoy the world-class Delta Lodge at Kananaskis. 

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Nakiska Ski Area Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

29"
18"
12"
6"
2"
2"
Nov
3"
Dec
13"
Jan
14"
Feb
24"
Mar

Terrain Overview

15%
Beginners Runs
59%
Intermediate Runs
21%
Advanced Runs
5%
Expert Runs
75
Runs in Total
1.9 mi
Longest Run
1021 ac
Skiable Terrain
960 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 6

0
Gondolas & Trams
0
Eight Person Lifts
0
High Speed Sixes
3
High Speed Quads
0
Quad Chairs
0
Triple Chairs
1
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

7415'
Summit
2411'
Vertical Drop
5003'
Base

Important Dates

November 27, 20202020/11/27

Projected Opening

April 18, 20212021/04/18

Projected Closing

142

Projected Days Open

140

Days Open Last Year

1986

Years Open

98"

Average Snowfall
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