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Kananaskis Soak & Ski

I have always loved strapping on my skis, catching an early lift and taking in a day on the mountain whether the conditions are light and fluffy or spring slush. Any day skiing is a good day. Now as a parent I still feel the same sentiments but even more as I watch our children’s

Trick? Or Treat?  It’s not a trick…..but it certainly is a treat!  Here at Nakiska Ski Area we have been lucky to have Mother Nature give us some of the biggest and earliest significant snow storms we’ve ever seen, allowing us to start snowmaking at a roaring pace and to open the resort for skiing/riding

“Twist. Push AND twist. No. Not like that. REALLY push hard!” The Mary-Poppins-cheerfulness was starting to escape my voice as I encouraged my five year old to put on her ski boots. A maniacal laughter instead was rising up out of me making known that the Mary Poppins voice was just a schtick to try

As you explore the many options being presented to your family for outdoor winter sport activity, we at the Alberta Alpine Ski Association thought we would take this opportunity to introduce your family to ski racing – a truly family sport. Alberta Alpine is the governing body for alpine and ski cross racing in Alberta.

Skiing and snowshoeing: two winter activities meant for adventurers of all ages and experience levels. Snowshoeing down serene slopes covered in soft snow is perfect for those craving a quiet winter excursion. On the other hand, skiing is the championed winter adventure. Carving down the slopes and watching the snow flurry up around you presents

Snowshoe at Nakiska this Winter

While cruising down a run on skis or a snowboard is a great activity with a major fun factor, there’s also something to be said for the tranquility of snowshoeing through the silent winter trees with only the sound of the snow crunching beneath your feet.  Snowshoeing was first used, more or less as a

If you want your kids to fall in love with skiing, a great first experience is critical! Here are our tried and tested tips for fun ski days the first time and every time: Pack the night before so you have time for a decent breakfast. Full tummies= happy kids! We use a 3-bag system

Yes, you’ve read that correctly!  Nakiska will be the first in Canada to open this ski season for a preview weekend this Saturday & Sunday, November 4th/5th.  Here’s the scoop; Hours Saturday, November 4th – 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, November 5th – 9:00am – 4:00pm Reduced Ticket Prices Full Day tickets available only (all prices

In the Rocky Mountains West, a new mountain bike fest emerges, The Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Fest! This isn’t a competitive event but an all inclusive community mountain bike festival to bring the riding community together to celebrate camaraderie, share beers and do some riding together, all in the spirit of lifting the sport to a

Spring Operation Schedule

Our scheduled closing day for the 2016/2017 ski season is on Sunday, April 16th.  We’ll be open for skiing/riding for two following Bonus Weekends – April 22nd & 23rd and April 29th & 30th.  Don’t miss out on our annual Spring Fiesta events including DJ’s, Balloon artist and face painting- each weekend in April until

Ten Tips for AWESOME Spring Skiing

Spring is my favourite time to go skiing for warm weather, sunny days spent on the hill with no frozen fingers or toes, and for the abundant patio opportunities. It can also be a challenging time though with unpredictable snow (often changing by the hour) and temperatures that make us overheat just trying to carry

2017 Ladies Days

Valentine’s Day is coming up – treat the lady in your life to a Ladies’ Day at Nakiska!  Ladies’ Ski & Snowboard Days are scheduled this season for February 9th, March 1st, 9th & 29th and April 6th (potential date).  Ladies day programs all include lift pass, instruction, transportation, gourmet lunch and (of course) pampering.

Why YOU Should Start Skiing NOW

I sat down with Kirsten, instructor extraordinaire from our Winter Sports School and asked her why she thinks everyone can ski and why everyone should start skiing; 1) Many think skiing is hard who have never tried it- but we know different- why? Skiing is easy and fun if you learn the right way, it’s

As you dream about ski adventures next winter, here are 10 reasons to put the Canadian Rockies at the top of your must-do list. 1)Hot Springs. From au natural rock pools of steaming hot mineral water in the forest to commercial springs like Fairmont, Cave and Basin, and Radium, there are many ways to soothe

Checking your Ski Equipment now is very important for many reasons, here are the 3 top reasons; FAQ: I get asked all the time ‘Why should I check my Ski Equipment, as I’m not a great skier and spend lots of time on the beginner slopes with kids…” My Answer: I always say try these- once

RCR Rockies Card on Sale

Unparalleled Savings! 1st, 4th & 7th ski day FREE & up to $40 (double discount period) savings every time you ski!  Plus go Direct to Lift – just by linking your credit card.  3 FREE days The 3 Free Days can be redeemed at any RCR Western Resort. Cardholders receive their 1st, 4th and 7th ski


One year, while his friends were busy getting jobs and settling down, a young ‘Powder’ Matt Mosteller spent 63 days living in his car so he could ski every day. Now, 20 years later, Powder Matt has settled down a bit, but he’s still seeking outdoor adventure and his stories can be seen regularly in the Calgary Herald, Vancouver Sun, Explore Magazine and many others. His first book, described by The Calgary Herald as “a handbook for living life to the fullest,” The Adventurer’s Guide to Living a Happy Life offers 63 daily meditations to help you broaden your horizons and achieve the ‘goosebump’ moments in life (sleeping in the car is optional). Powder Matt is a crusader, constantly trying to find ways to fight childhood obesity, and getting people ‘outside’. Follow Powder Matt and his adventures through life on his blog.