Alberta

Nakiska Ski Area Ski Resort

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Overview

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. 

Two hotels located five minutes from the resort providing more than 420 rooms.

Inside Scoop

Two cafeterias and lounge, gift shop, day care for children ages 19 months to 6 years, lessons, free guided tours, rentals, repairs, and lockers. Shuttle bus. Eighty-five percent snowmaking.

Plan Your Trip

Nakiska Ski Area Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

26"
17"
11"
6"
0"
18"
Nov
19"
Dec
15"
Jan
19"
Feb
22"
Mar
15"
Apr
0"
May

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

3
High Speed Quads
1
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

7415'
Summit
2411'
Vertical Drop
5003'
Base

Important Dates

November 28, 20212021/11/28
Projected Opening
April 18, 20222022/04/18
Projected Closing
142
Projected Days Open
140
Days Open Last Year
36
Years Open
98"
Average Snowfall
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