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Nakiska Ski Resort Guide

Nakiska, Canada

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski.
Highest Lift2,260m
Resort Height1,530m
 Nearest AirportCalgary International
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The Canadian ski resort of Nakiska is in the Canadian Rockies at an altitude of 1,530m.


Nakiska has direct access to 28 marked pistes, served by a total of 5 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,530m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,260m, snow cover is generally reliable.


Nakiska offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.


Nakiska is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Nakiska.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Eagle Tail'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Nakiska?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm, expected on 18 June.

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Snow Forecast by day for Nakiska

Ski Area Stats

Nakiska Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Nakiska Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,260m
Lowest Piste1,530m
Resort Altitude (Nakiska)1,530m
Max Vertical730m

Ski Slope Aspects


Nakiska has ski slopes facing east.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Nakiska
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Nakiska?

This ski resort is in the Canadian Rockies in Alberta.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Nakiska is Calgary International, 75 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The five ski lifts are able to uplift 8,620 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 65 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Nakiska open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid November, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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