Nakiska Ski Resort Facts & Statistics
Home to the 1988 Winter Olympics, Nakiska features some of the best cruising and carving trails in the Rockies. Runs are wide open Olympic length and groomed to perfection. Located only an hour from Calgary, Nakiska is considered a favourite by local families.
Nakiska Mountain Facts
Chair Lift Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Vertical Rise: 2,412 feet
Lifts Available: 2 Quads, 1 Triple, 1 Double, 1 T-Bar
Lift Capacity: 8,620 skiers/hour
Snowmaking: Extensive: 85%
Season: Early Dec. to mid-April
Longest Run: 3.3 km (2 miles)
Number of Trails: 28 marked - 35 acres gladed
Base Elevation: 5,003 feet
Top Elevation: 7,415 feet
Annual Snowfall: 250cm (8.3ft)
Due to the proximity of the resort to Calgary, Nakiska is often greeted with spring Chinooks. These warm weather patterns make Nakiska one of the best locations to enjoy a cool beverage in the late afternoon sun on one of our patio or BBQ areas. Although Nakiska receives less snow by ski area standard then most other areas, their snowmaking system makes enough snow to experience safe, hazard free, skiing conditions early in the year. When the sky’s open up in February and March, Nakiska too, can be a powder paradise for those looking for their next fix. Powder hounds should check out upper eagle tail, or the glades on powder days at Nakiska.
Mountain Edge Retail Shop:
Located in the main daylodge this shop includes a full selection of ski and snowboard clothing and accessories.
Offers alpine, high performance demo skis, snowboard equipment and free ride equipment. Snowblades and helmets are also available. Be sure to inquire about our multi-day packages.
Open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Our staff can help you with all Nakiska Ski Area questions as well as information on Kananaskis Village.
Ski & Snowboard School:
Lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Our certified staff offers professional instruction in alpine skiing and snowboarding, from group lessons to specialty clinics and 1- hour lessons to full day private lessons. Student & youth groups are welcome.
Children aged 18 months to 5 years are welcome daily from 8:30am – 4:30pm all season long. The daycare offers a kinder ski program providing children in the daycare a one-hour lesson during the day. Reservations are recommended with all other spaces available on a first come – first serve basis.
Cross-country skiing and snow shoeing trails are available through out the Kananaskis valley. Rentals are available in the village. Not interested in being outside, visit the Kananaskis village and the Delta Lodge for a small assortment of shops and dinning opportunities.
Check with our guest services for all your daily activities.