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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


Photo credit: Jim Hennessy

Blue bird sky morning, Nakiska photo


Photo credit: Jim Hennessy

Beautiful view from lift, Nakiska photo


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.


  • Nearest Airport:Calgary
  • Nearest Train Station:-
  • Tourist Office Phone:1-800-258-7669
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:no
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  • Season opens:
  • Season closes:4 May 2017
  • Lifts:6 (4 chair, 2 surface)
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Announcements & News from the Nakiska ski resort manager

Nakiska is ready for *** WINTER ***

2016-2017 Season

After much work by many ski hill staff *** GOLD IS REPAIRED and OPEN ***

**" Nakiska Ski Area " ***

Gold Chair | 9:00am-3:45pm
Silver Chair | 9:00am-4:00pm
Bronze Chair | 9:00am-4:00pm
Magic Carpet | 9:00am-4:00pm

RE-OPENS |  6th- 8th Jan  from 10:30am - 4:00pm daily - (Ticket Valid for 2hrs from first scan).

Open | 10:30am daily

Gold Road Easy Way Down, Sweetgrass, Sundance, Chinook, Homesteader Easy Way, Olympic Easy Way, Bronze Easy Way, Morley Flats, Goodstoney Bypass, Lower North Axe, Lower Homesteader, Grand Trunk, Upper Mapmaker, Walking Buffalo, Upper Homesteader, Eye Opener Connector, Lower Eye Opener, Upper Mighty Peace, Passmore Pass, Big Bear, Upper Eye Opener, Middle Mapmaker, Lower Mighty Peace, Rally Alley, Lower Mapmaker, Amphitheatre, Upper North Axe, Whoop up, Maverick.

Base Area and Kidsworld (Beginners Area)

________________GLADES OPEN_______________

Upper, Middle & Lower


Information supplied 3 Jan 2017

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  • Issued:21 Aug
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Today’s Weather (1892 m)view full snow forecast

10 WSW10
14 °CF-Level
partly cloudy
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18 °CF-Level
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15 °CF-Level

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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