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

*** WINTER ***

2018-2019 Season

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

*****. WOW ALBERTA IS COLD AND SNOW IS STARTING TO FALL. *****

- - - - - YES THIS IS REALLY EARLY - - - -

❄️❄️❄️ Oct 2nd 70 cm on top of gold —— Yes a record and then some — cold as well so blowing snow like crazy — It’s so early winter staff are still not here - can we ski in Oct - ❄️❄️❄️ Time will tell

Information supplied 10 Oct 2018

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:8 Oct
  • Last Snowfall:8 October 2018
  • Snow Depth (upper):
    0
    cm
  • Snow Depth (lower):
    0
    cm
  • Piste:
  • Off-piste:-

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

night
partly cloudy
5 WSW5
5 °CF-Level
2750m
AM
clear
10 WSW10
7 °CF-Level
3000m
PM
clear
10 WSW10
9 °CF-Level
3350m

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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