Exclusively designed to host the alpine events of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Games, the Nakiska Ski Resort continues to lure skiers from around the world to experience the state of the art facilities of Alberta's newest Rocky Mountain ski resort.
A 45-minute drive west of Calgary in Kananaskis Provincial Park, Nakiska was created using the latest computer technology and produced by Ecosign of Whistler, the same company that produced the long, wide, fall-line runs of Blackcomb.
And in the end result was the creation of a ski area thoughtfully designed to match the need of today's skier market. Actually 70% of Nakiska's terrain is rated intermediate with 16% classified as novice and the remaining 14% as expert. The mountain design is simple and very user friendly. Located primarily at the top, the expert terrain offers intermediate trails in the middle and beginner areas at the bottom.
Nakiska was equipped with one of the most expensive and sophisticated snowmaking systems in the world to fully ensure a successful Olympic Games and reliable snow conditions for years to come. The skiers can depend on quality snow coverage from mountain top to valley bottom, from early December through mid-April.
The resort provides skiers with everything they need for a terrific day on the slopes. Nakiska offers 30 different trails, a vertical drop of more than 2,400 feet, and lift lineups are virtually nonexistent as the mountain features five lifts, including two quad chairs, one triple chair, one double chair and a surface lift.
The resort’s clean, bright lodges offer a level of comfort unmatched in the entire area. Have a break halfway down the mountain at the mid-mountain lodge, or relish the food and company in the spacious, fully serviced base lodge.
Resort elevation: 1,525 m
Season duration: December-April
Number of lifts: 6
Number/length of trails: 28
(in US dollars)
| ||Adult||Youth||Senior ||Child|
|Half Day|| $37|| $26|| $29 || $12|
|Full Day|| $46|| $32|| $37|| $15|
Child: Ages 6 - 12
Student: 18 - 24
Senior: Ages 55 or better
Telephone: 403 591-7777
Snow Phone: 403 244-6665
FAX: 403 591-7780