Ski Canada - Alberta

Nakiska Ski Resort Guide

Ski Canada - Alberta

Nakiska Ski Resort Guide

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: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 ***************


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

>>>>>>>>> Single Day Lift Tickets <<<<<<<<<

Full Day Half Day

ADULT 18+ $84.95 $67.95

SENIOR 65+ $67.95 $53.95

YOUTH 13-17 $63.95 $50.95

CHILD 6-12 $33.95 $26.95

Please note you can purchase half day tickets at 12:15pm for lift access at 12:30pm

________________" Snow keeps falling" _______________


Information supplied 15 Jan 2018

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:14 Aug
  • Last Snowfall:
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
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  • Off-piste:-

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

10 WSW10
13 °CF-Level
5 W5
17 °CF-Level
5 SW5
21 °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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