Nakiska Mountain Resort

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Getting There:

From Calgary: Only about a 45 minute drive away, head west on the Trans-Canada Highway, exit onto Highway 40 and head south. 

From Canmore: An even shorter drive of 35 minutes, head east on Trans-Canada Highway and turn south onto Highway 40.

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Base of New Gold Chair Express - Mapmaker run on the right side.

About the resort

Nakiska is nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in picturesque Kananaskis Country, was home to the Calgary 1988 Olympic Alpine events, and today, skiers and riders enjoy Olympic-length runs that are groomed to perfection. Nakiska is a family-friendly resort. A secure beginner's area with friendly ski school staff means the kids can enjoy lessons for the day while you explore Nakiska's challenging upper mountain.

At the end of your ski day, pamper yourself at one of the hotels in Kananaskis Village, only five minutes away from Nakiska. Soak tired muscles in the Jacuzzi, curl up next to the fireplace with a book, or indulge in fabulous food!

Lifts are just steps away from the full-service day lodge. Nakiska also makes a great host for corporate events, ski clubs and meetings.

  • World-class dining, accommodation and spas in Kananaskis Village, including the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis.
  • A great variety of learn to ski programs for both children and adults.
  • Official Alpine Canada Alpin National Training Centre

Mountain Stats

Chair Lift Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Resort Vertical: 779m / 2,555ft

Lifts Available: 3 High Speed Quads Chairs, 1 Double Chair, 2 Magic Carpets

Lift Capacity: 8,830 skiers/hr

Snowmaking: Extensive — 95%

Season: Early November to mid-April

Longest Run: 3.3 km (2 miles)

Number of Trails: 64 marked trails

  • Beginner: 16%
  • Intermediate: 70%
  • Advanced: 14%

Base Elevation: 1,479m / 4,851ft

Top Elevation: 2,258m / 7,406ft

Annual Snowfall: 250 cm (8.3 ft)

Skiable Acres: 1021 acres

Trail Map

Nakiska Ski Resort trail map

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