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Explore Canada Series: Getting Started In Nakiska Ski Resort

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Nakiska Ski Resort was built  especially for 1988 Olympics that took place here and in Calgary. A lot of landmarks around here will still remind you of the Olympics. For example, the huge downhill run that you can see when you drive towards the ski resort from the highway. Unfortunately, this run is no longer open to the public, but for a good reason: to preserve a patch of nature where wildlife will not be disturbed.  It’s amazing to see what they built up just for this one event.

The whole area offers a wide variety of runs for all skill levels, especially kids and beginners.  Even today the names of the chairlifts (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Olympic) keep the Olympic spirit alive.

First day riding Canadian snow. Ready for the Monster Glades!

First day riding Canadian snow. Ready for the Monster Glades!

What you’ll find at Nakiska:

  • Minute Maid Kid’s Trails: Small tracks and short cuts through the woods with fun figures along the way. In general we found the whole ski resort very beginner friendly, often you’ll see a sign pointing towards an “easy way down” to avoid steep slopes, etc. Read More »
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