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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: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

Nakiska is getting ready for *** WINTER ***

2017-2018 Season

*********. 2017 PREVIEW WEEKENDS. **********

November 10th & 11th & 12th
November 17th, 18th, 19th
November 25th & 26th

Friday, November 10th at 9:00am!!!
Reduced Ticket Prices

*Please note RCR Rockies card discounts do not apply when reduced rates in effect.

Olympic Chair ONLY 9:00am – 4:00pm (Gold chair opens at 1:00pm)
Skiing on Mid Mountain

Runs open: Olympic Easy Way, Amphitheatre, Middle Homesteader, Homesteader Easy Way, Lower Homesteader and base area

Gold Chair will open 1:00pm - 3:45pm
(Please note that Gold Chair will only be open at 1:00pm)

Top to Bottom skiing after 1:00pm

Additional runs open serviced by GCX (after 1:00pm): Upper Mapmaker, Mid Mapmaker, Morley Flats, Walking Buffalo. Upper and Mid Glades with early season conditions, ski out on Gold Road.

####### 2017.18 WINTER HOURS OF OPERATION ########
Friday, December 1st to Sunday, April 15th

________________" WINTER IS HERE" _______________


Information supplied 8 Nov 2017

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:19 Nov
  • Last Snowfall:
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Today’s Weather (1892 m)view full snow forecast

partly cloudy
50 WSW50
0 °CF-Level
partly cloudy
45 WSW45
-1 °CF-Level
light snow
30 WSW30
-3 °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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