Nakiska

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Nakiska
Jack Lee
SnowPak Local Insider
Jack Lee

Only 45 minutes from Calgary, Nakiska is popular amongst locals and not typically cross-shopped with the Banff-area mountains. Designed and built to host racing events during the 1988 Olympics, runs are a blast for cruising and typically very well maintained. Natural snowfall is low so there's significant snowmaking capability. Can't beat the convenience factor.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Nakiska vs
NakiskaLake Louise
beginner13 %25 %
intermediate59 %45 %
advanced28 %19 %
expert-11 %
total runs79 145
ski area1,021ac 4,200ac
summit elevation7,414ft 8,651ft
total lifts6 10
child lift ticket$34 CAD ($26 USD) $39 CAD ($30 USD)
adult lift ticket$85 CAD ($66 USD) $104 CAD ($81 USD)
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value for money-
average total snowfall50″ 109″
Other ski resorts in

Alberta

Lake Louise
25% 45% 30%
Marmot Basin
30% 30% 40%
Mount Norquay
20% 36% 44%
Nakiska
13% 59% 28%
Sunshine Village
20% 55% 25%