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NAKISKA SKI AREA

Born Tu Be Wild

We got to try Nakiska’s brand new Tube Park while we were at the resort before Christmas.  First impression, I honestly thought it looked like a miniature toboggan hill.  It didn’t look like much and it wasn’t very big.  I’d never tried tubing at a resort before so I guess I had built it up

Nakiska Ski Area is where to go for guaranteed snow

Nakiska Ski Area is well known for a few things, including its super long ski season and often being the earliest resort in Canada to open as well as it’s immaculately groomed, wide, Olympic sized runs and also its snowmaking abilities. Nakiska is a public ski resort today, however, it owes its entire existence to

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At Nakiska, it’s all about location

Location, location, location. A mantra for real estate agents and brokers everywhere, but also a great (unofficial) slogan for Nakiska Ski Area as location is perhaps one of Nakiska’s greatest assets. Nakiska Ski Area is located in Kananaskis Country, Alberta – being a unique ski resort it’s not located in a stereotypical Canadian Ski town,

Mother Nature + Snowmaking = Ski Season

So far, Mother Nature is in a great mood (that’s what we think anyways).  She’s been recently bringing the snow to Nakiska and lowering the temperatures to allow us to increase production on our snowmaking! Our weekend opening date is scheduled for November 7th – stay tuned to our online events calendar and Facebook page

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Our Trees are for Glades Movement

We like white on green here at Resorts of the Canadian Rockies; lots and lots of snow on our mountains and all over the trees on those mountains too.  Because if you’ve never come rocketing through the glades, ripping up and down the natural moguls with powder hitting you in your grinning face until you

Fall Season Pass Sale on Now

Our fall season pass sale is on now it’s your last chance to save on Season Passes & Ski School this season.  Call 1-800-258-7669 to purchase or order online, buy before October 17th to save!  

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Save on Skis – Buy Last Years Model!

Looking for a great deal on skis? We’ve still got some stock from last year that needs to go! Available are high performance skis from HEAD for carving, all mountain and powder including the Rev 90 Pro, the Supershape Titan, Supershape Magnum and Mya 8, available from Dynastar – the Outland 87 and Outland 80

Mappy Hour – New Calgary Event

New York City-based OutdoorFest is expanding their popular Mappy Hour program internationally to Calgary this October!  A Happy Hour night with a twist, it offers a chance to meet fellow skiers, backpackers, kayakers, climbers and adventure buddies and to plan adventure packed trips with a like-minded outdoor community.  Launching this new event series in New York

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Opening Date Announced!

Our tentative weekend opening date for the 2015/2016 season will be Saturday November 7th, with full opening tentatively on December 4th.  With a few snowstorms already having hit Kananaskis, hopefully it’s a foreshadow of a great winter! See who else is going on opening day – join our Facebook event.  See our online events calendar for

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A Candid Interview with Olympic Medalist Jan Hudec

Alpine Canada recently sat down with Jan Hudec for a candid interview discussing his biggest fear, favourite music, his long standing nickname, what he enjoys in the off season and much more.  Jan is an accomplished skier, with a long career earning many accomplishments including being the first Canadian in 20 years to win an alpine Olympic medal in 2014 in the

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Calgary Mountain Filmfest – Tickets on Sale now!

Coming to Calgary on October 21st is Mountain Film on Tour! Started in Telluride – Fernie, Kimberley, Kicking Horse, Nakiska, Kokanee and X92.9 have partnered with The Gateway at SAIT to bring Calgarians the opportunity to be inspired, educated and entertained with films exploring cultures, our environment and adventure. Doors Open at 6pm, Films start

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Recruitment Sessions across Canada

Is your dream job in the mountains? We’re having recruitment sessions across Canada from September 13 to 22 – pre apply for an interview from the Employment Section on our website. Wondering what it’s like to work a ski season at Nakiska?  Check out what real employees said on our Youtube Channel.

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Family friendly guide to skiing/snowboarding at Nakiska, Calgary’s Closest Mountain

Words & Photos by Tanya Koob I remember our first family downhill ski trip in great clarity because I had been extremely apprehensive of the whole sport as a “family experience.” My husband and I had done a lot of resort skiing back in the “good old days” before kids but had been nervous to try

Getting Ready for Winter!

We’re making some exciting ‘behind the scene’ upgrades over the summer to our snowmaking system including rerouting & cooling!  Step one of our new snowmaking pump house is to reroute the existing pipe. Pictures show us putting the new pipe together, ready for trench and back filling. Once done the new pump house will allow us

Farmer’s Almanac predicts snowy winter

While some people might not be very excited by the Farmer’s Almanac prediction of having a ‘harsh and cold’ winter, here at Nakiska Ski Area we’re looking forward to it!  The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been published since 1792 and using over 200 years of weather data, makes predictions for the upcoming seasons each year when

Hiking, Biking & Aerial Adventures in B.C

Fernie Alpine Resort & Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in British Columbia have both opened for their summer seasons!  Visit Fernie Alpine Resort this summer to experience lift accessed Hiking & Mountain Biking, or try the Aerial Park and a visit to Nature Bob’s Interpretive Centre.  At Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, climb Terminator’s Peak on the

POWDER MATT

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.

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