October 31st, 2023 – Kananaskis, AB – ‘Snow Season’ begins, Nakiska Ski Area, usually Canada’s first ski area to open, will kick-off the 2023/24 Ski Season, this weekend, operating Saturday (Nov 4) and Sunday (Nov 5).
Calgary, Alberta’s closest mountain ski area, Nakiska, was recently hit with a major snowstorm turning the peaks of K-Country into a winter paradise. Combined with cooler than average temperatures, which allowed Western Canada’s largest snowmaking system to kick into high-gear, creating a snow surface for skiing and riding on the upper mountain.
“Canadians love skiing”, says Powder Matt Mosteller, “it is so good for you, getting outside and in the mountains”, added Mosteller. “One of the few sports that people of all abilities can do at the same time and entire families can enjoy this sport together, getting everyone active and engaged in lifetime tradition”, noted Mosteller.
Nakiska has added snow grooming cats to the fleet that are graded tier 4 class, meaning they achieve the highest environmental standards, burning less fuel and grooming the slopes much more efficiently.
Nakiska is also recognized as Alpine Canada’s official training centre, providing some of the best alpine and ski cross training in North America assisting Alberta based athletes in providing training nearby and as well hosting high level competitions like this year’s Ski Cross World Cup so athletes can compete close to home.
Please note that with the upper mountain opening this weekend that skiing and riding on intermediate and expert terrain will only be available. Please follow the Alpine Responsibility Code and the tip this week is, ‘Always Stay in Control’, as you must be able to stop, avoid people or objects. For more information on what will be open and ticket prices see our Snow Report.
Visit www.skinakiska.com for more info and always check the snow report for most up to date information as information is always subject to change as weather conditions do change in the Canadian Rockies.
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