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Nakiska Ski Resort Guide

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Nakiska Ski Resort Guide

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Nakiska Ski Resort Guide

Mapmaker looking up to gold Chair, Nakiska photo

Nakiska

Photo credit: Jim Hennessy

Blue bird sky morning, Nakiska photo

Nakiska

Photo credit: Jim Hennessy

Beautiful view from lift, Nakiska photo

Nakiska

Photo credit: Michaela Hurtaj

Slope Stats

  • 2260m

  • 735m

  • 1525m

  • Acres of ski:1021
  • Pistes:71
  • Snowmaking:95%
  • Halfpipes:-
  • Terrain Parks:Y
  • X-Country:-
  • beginner13%
  • intermediate59%
  • advanced28%

Nakiska was specifically designed to host the alpine events of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. It is located in the heart of the spectacular Kananaskis Valley. Although designed with ski racing in mind, Nakiska's terrain was carefully planned to meet the needs of family visitors. In fact 70% of Nakiska's terrain is rated as intermediate with 16 percent classified as novice and the remaining 14% as expert. Off the slopes, two hotels, located five minutes from the resort, provide more than 420 rooms.

Travel

  • Nearest Airport:Calgary
  • Nearest Train Station:-
  • Tourist Office Phone:1-800-258-7669
  • Tourist Office Website:www.skinakiska.com
  • Slopeside accommodation:no
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Lifts

  • Season opens:1 Dec 2017
  • Season closes:15 Apr 2018
  • Lifts:6 (4 chair, 2 surface)
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Announcements & News from the Nakiska ski resort manager

*** WINTER ***

2017-2018 Season

*************** WINTER GUARANTEED ***************

IT'S ALWAYS SNOWING AT NAKISKA

Each season, Nakiska makes upgrades and improvements to the snowmaking system to ensure it’s the most cutting edge it can be. Nakiska Ski Area is where to go for guaranteed snow

Nakiska Snowmaking Fact – Depending on the time of year and temperature the system can produce between 1 and 2 feet of snow over 1 acre to 1.3 acres in an hour.

####### 2017.18 WINTER HOURS OF OPERATION ########

Friday, December 1st to Sunday, April 15th

>>>>>>>>> OPENING DAY FOR FULL SEASON OPERATIONS <<<<<<<<<

Friday DEC 1st 2017

________________" WINTER IS HERE" _______________

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Information supplied 29 Nov 2017

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:14 Dec
  • Last Snowfall:
  • Snow Depth (upper):
    122
    cm
  • Snow Depth (lower):
    58
    cm
  • Piste:Packed Powder
  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (1892 m)view full snow forecast

PM
partly cloudy
15 W15
1 °CF-Level
1450m
night
partly cloudy
25 WSW25
1 °CF-Level
2100m
AM
partly cloudy
10 SW10
-4 °CF-Level
1200m

Nakiska Location Maps

Nakiska Location Map

Visitor Reviews of Nakiska

Jdog from Canada writes:

Nakiska is a legacy resort as the home of the 1988 Calgary Olympics alpine events and thus it has some great infrastructure in place. It is a great family resort with a dedicated beginner area (bronze chair), long winding cruisers and steep groomers (silver chair) and boasts some nice terrain for upper intermediate/low expert skiers (gold chair). The groomed cruisers are perfect for learning and the Monster Glades are awesome when it snows. The resort suffers from lack of fresh snow for weeks at a time but is amazing when a storm hits. Weekends can get very busy with it's close proximity to Calgary and this season's rock bottom early season pass rates. The double blacks are almost never open so if you want a serious challenge head elsewhere but if you want a great day of skiing for you and the family then Nakiska is right up your alley.

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