Fortress Ski Area Facts
The base area complex at Fortress Mountain is situated at an altitude of 2040 m (6,692 ft), the highest in the Alberta Canadian Rockies. This lofty elevation ensures Fortress an annual snowfall 630 cm (21 ft) and a ski season that stretches from early November until late April. With such great snow conditions, Fortress Mountain is often the first Alberta mountain ski area to open for the winter and is the pre-season training site for the Canadian National Freestyle ski team.
The Fortress ski area climbs over two mountain sides, and then up another mountain on the backside. The mountain is serviced by six lifts (1 Triple Chair, two Double Chairs, and 3 T-bars) and has a terrain breakdown of 20% beginner, 55% Intermediate and 25% advanced.
Fortress Mountain Statistics
Chair-Lift Hours: 9am - 4pm Mon to Fri 8:30am - 4pm Sat & Sun
Vertical Rise: 329 m (1,082 feet)
Lift Facilities: 1 Triple, 2 Double, 3 T-Bars
Lift Capacity: 8,400 skiers/hour
Snowmaking: covers 60% of front face
Season: Early Nov. to late April
Longest Run: 2 km (1.25 miles)
Number of Trails: 47 named plus plenty of good terrain
Base Elevation: 2,040 m (6,692 feet)
Top Elevation: 2,369 m (7,775 feet)
Annual Snowfall: 630 cm (21 ft)
- Rental & Repair Shop:
Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We offer alpine, high performance demo skis, snowboard equipment and free ride equipment. Be sure to inquire about our multi-day packages.
- Free Guided Tours:
Make your ski holiday more enjoyable by joining our friendly ski hosts for a free guided tour of the mountain.
Fortress has a full-service daylodge at the motto of the mountain with a cafeteria as well as a restaurant/lounge.
- Fortress Lodge:
A variety of slope side accommodation is available. The lodge has dormitory style rooms, standard lodge rooms, kitchen suites and beautiful ski-in/ski-out chalets that sleep up to 10. Fortress offers whatever is required to fit your needs and budget, with the added convenience of being only steps from the lifts.