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Nakiska Ski Area Skiing

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Open
Season Start/End: 11/04/2017 - 04/29/2018
Elevation
:
5003ft - 7415ft
Trails
:
13%|59%| 0%| 28%
Lifts
:
6
Lift Tickets
:
from CAD$26.95 to CAD$84.95
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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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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.

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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

    0%

  • Expert Runs

    28%

  • Runs

    76

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Longest Run

    1.9 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    1021 ac


  • Snow Making

    960 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 11/04/2017
  • Days Open Last Year: 140
  • Projected Closing: 04/29/2018
  • Projected Days Open: 144
  • Years Open: 32
  • Average Snowfall: 250"

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Photo Gallery: November Snow Buries the West  ©Luke Sudermann

Photo Gallery: November Snow Buries the West

Turkey time is the right time for Western ski resorts, with the Northern Rockies gobbling up more than its fair share of heavy snowfall. More

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Nakiska Ski Area - Amazing powder this morning after the storm  - © anonymous
Nakiska Ski Area - Sat. had fresh pow in the glades.  The main run is good hard pack. Awesome early conditions!  Can’t wait 4 more!
  - © Robin’s iPhone
Nakiska Ski Area - Beautiful conditions for opening day!  The glades were a bunch of snowy fun   - © Tamara's iPhone (2)
Nakiska Ski Area - Great opening day.  Snow was good.  Really on run open.  Looked like a winter wonderland. 
  - © Dave

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Nakiska Ski Area Reviews

  • Jack Frost

    • 1
    27th January 2018

    Full review

      Very disappointing to travel to this ice covered hill and then have only half of the hill open and only 1 chairlift...
     
  • Narges

    • 1
    4th January 2018

    Full review

      There is no rule to put loggages/baskets/ belongings in storage/locker areas. People just drop and leave all their bags/ loggages and food...
     
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