Nakiska

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Nakiska
Jack Lee
SnowPak Local Insider
Jack Lee

The closest mountain to Calgary, Nakiska is conveniently located just 45 minutes drive away and is a favorite amongst locals. Nakiska isn't quite like the nearby Banff resorts; it was designed and built to host the racing events during the 1988 Olympics. The runs here are fantastic for cruising and usually well maintained. Natural snowfall is low but luckily the significant snowmaking here makes up for it.

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 ($65 USD) $104 CAD ($79 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%
Banff Sunshine
20% 55% 25%