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Nakiska, Canada

Nakiska ski holidays

Established in 1985 the Canadian ski resort Nakiska lies at 1525 metres altitude in the Alberta region of the Canadian Rockies. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2260m the area is not snow sure. Over 65 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers ?km of trails, which equates to around 85 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Nakiska is Calgary at a distance of 110km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to May.

SNO-man says

Purpose-built to stage the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics Alpine events, accommodation is centred on Kananakis Village, close to Canmore and Calgary.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs ?km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 5 runs ?km
16% 
Advanced Trails
 15 runs ?km
70%  Expert Trails
 11 runs ?km
14% 

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Nakiska snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Nakiska snow history.

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Snowboarders
Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Snow-Sure
Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) C$405 - C$476
Traditional Ski Village / Purpose Built Ski Resort
Resort OpensDec 2020
Resort ClosesMay 2021
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs ?km
total length of Nakiska trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 3.196km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation E
direction Nakiska area faces
Top Altitude 2260m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1525m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1525m
centre of Nakiska ski resort
Vertical Drop 735m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 735m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Nakiska web cams
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Skiing in Nakiska

28 pistes and trails means approximately ?km of runs. 5 Nakiska lifts have capacity to transport 8620 per hour. The longest run in the Canadian ski resort is over 3.196km.

The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 16% intermediate, 70% advanced slopes and 14% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km Eagle Tail run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Nakiska

Of the 5 ski lifts, 1 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Nakiska is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include ? terrain parks and ? half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), ? quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Nakiska Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

3 apres ski bars 3 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 1 indoor swimming 1 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 2 golf 1 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Ice Sculpture, Ice Climbing, Ice Fishing, Ski Touring.

SNO-man says

The world class cross-country ski facility at Canmore plays host to numerous competitions, both in summer and winter - the World Cup Mountain Bike Race in July, and the Alberta International Dog Sled Classic in January amongst others. Outdoor activities right in the village include sleigh rides, tobogganing, snowshoeing, and ice skating while ice fishing is popular at the many Kananaskis Country ponds and lakes. Snowmobiling in designated areas is a great way to see Kananaskis Country. Visitors can rent or bring their own snowmobile and explore more than 425km of snowmobile trails located in McLean Creeks/Sibbald Flats and Cataract Creeks areas. There are many walking trails , especially in the Bow Valley Provincial Park area, and because of the warm Chinook winds many of the trails and creek beds remain snow free. For those who prefer indoor exercise, the hotels of Kananaskis Village offer numerous swimming pools, jacuzzis, steam rooms and exercise areas.

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Nakiska" by any other name

The Canadian resort is also known as Mount Allan and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Nakiska slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Nakiska has slopes facing E.

Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Childcare in Nakiska, Canada

Nakiska day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.

Special programmes are available for Kritters (3 to 5 year olds) with extra emphasis put on fun as they learn to ski. Kids from 6 to 12 years will learn ski area safety as well as new skiing skills while Nakiska's instructors teach and entertain them. Youths from 13 years join the adults for ski lessons which last one and a half hours. Kritters and Kids lessons are for one hour. Snowboard lessons are available for kids from 6 years and up. Special clinics for adults are available in mogul skiing, snowboarding and powder skiing.

3 stars out of 5 overall    

Nakiska Shopping

Nakiska shopping - fashion boutiques, outdoor gear and food shops

The retail shop in the base area lodge have a range of skiing essentials from sunscreen to goggles and thermal wear as well as Nakiska signature goods. The village of Canmore is considered to be the residential community of the area and has an established infrastructure geared towards an outdoor lifestyle mixed with all the facilities you need to enjoy your stay. The local arts community is quite active and there are several cosy galleries, museums, cafes and restaurants all located in a 6 square block core area. Walking and cycling paths meander throughout the town - and a resident group of ducks stay year round.

Nakiska value for money gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Ski Equipment Rental Shops in Nakiska

Nakiska hire shops - overview of all shopping in Nakiska

The retail shop in the base area lodge have a range of skiing essentials from sunscreen to goggles and thermal wear as well as Nakiska signature goods. The village of Canmore is considered to be the residential community of the area and has an established infrastructure geared towards an outdoor lifestyle mixed with all the facilities you need to enjoy your stay. The local arts community is quite active and there are several cosy galleries, museums, cafes and restaurants all located in a 6 square block core area. Walking and cycling paths meander throughout the town - and a resident group of ducks stay year round.

Nakiska ski rental shops value rating gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Nakiska

Nakiska ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Telus Winter Sports School and has ? teachers teaching in English and taking students from a minimum age of 3.? www.skinakiska.com/ 5917777

Nakiska for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Nakiska for intermediates  gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Nakiska for expert skiers   gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Nakiska for snowboarding  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Nakiska

Nakiska snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Nakiska: 40km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N

Easy XC Ski Trails: 40km     Intermediate XC Trails: 0km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: N     Telemark Rental 1      Paragliding schools: 0

Snow mobile Rental: 1     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Nakiska

Nakiska snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 1 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0

Nakiska non skiing facilities also include Ice Sculpture, Ice Climbing, Ice Fishing, Ski Touring.


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