Nakiska Ski Area

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    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.

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    Average Temperature
    Average Season Snowfall
    100 inches

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    Top Elevation
    7,415 ft
    Vertical Rise
    2,412 ft
    Base Elevation
    5,003 ft


    Rideable Area
    1,021 acres
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    Longest Run
    Total Runs
    Beginner: 13%
    Intermediate: 59%
    Advanced/Expert: 28%
    Terrain Parks
    Number of Lifts
    Lift Details

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

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    About the Resort

    Destination Type
    • Skiing and snowboarding
    • Cross country skiing
    Early November to mid April
    Hours of Operation

    Daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

    • 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. 

    Special Passes

    RCR Card

    M.A.X. Pass 

    Lessons/Ski School
    On-Hill Village
    On-Hill Accommodations
    On-Hill Food Options
    On-Hill Food Details

    Nakiska offers a variety of on-mountain dining or grab and go options. There is also the Finish Line Lounge for a pint and pub grub.

    Getting There

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


    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.


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