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

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:30 Nov 2018
  • Season closes:15 Apr 2019
  • Lifts:6 (4 chair, 2 surface)
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Nakiska logo
Announcements & News from the Nakiska ski resort manager

*** WINTER ***

❄️❄️❄️ 2018-2019 Season ❄️❄️❄️

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

❄️❄️❄️ NOW OPEN SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK ❄️❄️❄️

GOLD CHAIR: OPEN | Closes at 3:45pm
SILVER CHAIR: OPEN | Closes at 4:00pm

BRONZE CHAIR: OPEN | Closes at 4:00pm
OLYMPIC CHAIR: OPEN WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS

NINJA MAGIC CARPET: CLOSED
MONSTER MAGIC CARPET: OPEN | Closes at 4:00pm

XMAS AT NAKISKA - MAKE ALL YOUR SKI DREAMS COME TRUE

❄️❄️❄️ ❄️❄️❄️

Information supplied 11 Dec 2018

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:19 Sep
  • Last Snowfall:
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:-
  • Off-piste:-

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

AM
partly cloudy
5 SW5
7 °CF-Level
2650m
PM
light rain
5 SSE5
8 °CF-Level
2800m
night
light rain
0 NNE0
6 °CF-Level
2700m

Nakiska Location Maps

Nakiska Location Map

Visitor Reviews of Nakiska

PwdrHnd from Canada writes:

Snow conditions pretty bleak but with the cold weather the snow making machines are at full capacity. The main Gold chair is down due to the lift cable being replaced (why wasn't this done in the summer you may ask?) The runs that are open are decent and no rocks. This place doesn't get much natural snowfall. Grass and shrubs still showing right up to the top where there is no snow making. Steepest terrain is closed due to Gold chair being down.

We have had a ski pass here for three years only because of the kids being in the racing program. Otherwise, anyone with some skiing ability will want more challenge further west. Very cheap family pass rates can make the lower mountain green/blue terrain packed on weekends but Gold chair is usually quick to load. The glades off Gold chair are fantastic if you have a natural powder dump (pretty rare for this hill).

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