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Calgary’s Closest Mountain, Nakiska Ski Area, 1st Ski Area in Canada to Open

Calgary’s closest mountain, Nakiska Ski Area, makes skiing history by being the 1st Ski Area in Canada to open and the 1st Ski Area to open for regular season operation in October.  

“This is a very Happy Halloween for Skiers and riders in Canada, as the Ski Season begins at Canada’s Olympic Mountain, Nakiska!” says Matt Mosteller.

Nakiska Ski Area opens Saturday, October 29th and Sunday October 30th from 10am-3:30pm. Skiing and Riding will be off the Gold Express Chair on 3 ski runs- Upper Mapmaker, Middle Mapmaker and Big Bear. Skiers and Riders will upload and download on the Olympic Express Chair. Please also note that early season conditions exist and currently we recommend that Intermediate and Advanced skiers only for this early season weekend opener. For all other amenities open and Lift Ticket Pricing for the weekend please check for more updates. 

With recent significant enhancements in snowmaking, additional ski runs and the new Gold Express Chair, Nakiska has become the family favorite for Calgary’s skiers and riders. “Skiing is less than 1 hour away from Calgary- So Drive Less and Ski More” added Mosteller. Skiers and Riders will not want to miss the opening of the enhanced Na.jib.ska Rail Park and the NEW Skier/Boarder Cross course coming later this ski season.

About Nakiska Ski Area & Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc. - Nakiska Ski Area, Calgary’s Closest Mountain, is a member of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc. (RCR) family. RCR is the largest private ski resort owner/operator in North America, owning five ski resorts across Canada, including Nakiska Ski Area in Alberta; and Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia. RCR also owns and manages a number of hotels and golf courses, including Trickle Creek in Kimberley, and Wintergreen Golf and Country Club in Bragg Creek. RCR aims to provide each and every guest The Ultimate Experience.

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