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Related Regions: Alberta, Canada, North America, Calgary

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. 

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Elevation

  • 7415ft
    Summit
  • 2411ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 5003ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 6
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    13%

  • Intermediate Runs

    59%

  • Advanced Runs

    23%

  • Expert Runs

    5%

  • Runs

    71

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Longest Run

    1.9 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    1021 ac

  • Snow Making

    960 ac

More Info

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.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/15/201804/28/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    140
  • Projected Days Open
    144
  • Years Open
    32
  • Average Snowfall
    98"

Best Nakiska Ski Area Hotels

2530 48th Avenue NE Calgary, T3J4V8
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Exterior Hotel Elan
1122 16th Ave SW Calgary, T2R 0T6
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
3
Exterior
91 Three Sisters Dr Canmore, T1W3A1
Specialty Lodging
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Nakiska Ski Area Reviews

anonymous
31st March 20184
Great place for those who like to carve big wide turns. The lifts are quick and the runs and maps easy to...Full review
Jack Frost
27th January 20181
Very disappointing to travel to this ice covered hill and then have only half of the hill open and only 1 chairlift...Full review
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