Nakiska Mountain Resort

Nakiska Mountain Resort

Only 45 minutes west of Calgary, Canmore is the perfect basecamp to tackle the Canadian Rockies.  With its own mountain town charm, Canmore is home to great dining and many winter adventures.  Places such as Kananaskis Provincial Park for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and ice climbing, plus the ski slopes of the Bow Valley (Sunshine, Norquay and Lake Louise) will leave any snow-seeker satisfied. Canmore has been on the world stage many times with its internationally acclaimed Nordic ski centre, located just minutes from the town centre. Nakiska Mountain Resort is what is known as Calgary's closest Rocky Mountain ski resort. It's located about 45 minutes west of the city and is set within Kananaskis Provincial Park. Home to four lifts and lots of terrain that is perfect for beginners or intermediate skiers, Nakiska makes for a great stop for anyone looking to get conditioned before they tackle the steeper terrain of the mountain resorts further down the Trans-Canada highway.

Details
Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Dog Sledding
Skiing
Snowboarding
Tube Park
Other Winter Attractions

Five minutes from the base of Nakiska is the Kananaskis Village. The Delta Kananaskis Lodge has great food, lovely suites and a giant hot tube with your name on it. 

Snowmaking?

Yes

Season
Early November to mid April
Special Passes

RCR Card

M.A.X. Pass 

Hours of Operation

Daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Average Temperature (Celcius)
-5
Average Season Snowfall (Inches)
100
Rentals?
Yes
Lessons/Ski School?
Yes
On-Hill Food Options?
Yes
Stats
Total Runs
79
Beginner Runs (%)
13
Intermediate Runs (%)
59
Advanced/Expert (%)
28
Terrain Parks
2
Longest Run
2
Rideable Area (Acres)
1,021
Number of Lifts
6
Lift Details

Three High Speed Quads Chairs, one Double Chair, two Magic Carpets

Base Elevation
5,003
Top Elevation (Ft)
7,415
Vertical Rise (Ft)
2,412
Location
Email
information@skircr.com
Community
Canmore
Province
Alberta

Getting There

Nakiska is really not that far from Calgary, Canmore or Banff. 

Driving

From Calgary, join all the other snow hounds as they bolt from the city heading west on highway 1. You'll take the turnoff for highway 40 into Kananaskis Country. It's only 83 km from the west side of the city to the parking lot. 

From the west, like Canmore or Banff, you'll be taking highway 1 going east towards Calgary. Take that turn off south into Kananaskis country on highway 40. From Canmore it's 56 km and Banff 81 km.

Flights

Calgary International Airport is your closest airport. Rental cars are available at the airport complex.