A premiere venue of the 1988 Olympics, Nakiska Ski Area is located in Kananaskis, just 45 minutes west of the vibrant city of Calgary, Alberta. Nakiska’s accessible nature makes it one of Alberta’s most inviting mountains, offering over 70 trails to enjoy – most groomed to perfection.
The resort combines a remarkable family-friendly atmosphere with its historic Olympic legacy to provide skiers and riders a solid foundation for skiing and riding in the Canadian Rockies.
Nakiska is widely known as the ideal mountain for skiers and riders to gain confidence on the slopes, but also provides classic steeps and incredible glades that are consistently great lap after lap. The family-friendly vibe speaks volumes about the mountain, while its robust Winter Sports School has plenty of program options – single and multi-day – for all ages and ability levels. This also means the kids can enjoy lessons for the day and improve their skills, while you test your own skills on the challenging upper mountain.
The resort’s powerful world-class snowmaking capabilities provide excellent, reliable ski conditions and enable the resort to consistently produce one of Canada’s longest-lasting ski seasons. With this state-of-the-art technology, skiers and riders often share the snow with professional athletes, as Nakiska has become an early-season training hub for international World Cup downhill racing and ski-cross teams.