Thursday 18 November 2010

Nakiska Opens Longest Ski Vertical, Most Lifts, and Most Runs in the Canadian Rockies!

With close to 40cm of snowfall over the last 48hrs, Nakiska Ski Resort plans to have more terrain and more lifts open this weekend for the second weekend of early operations in the 2010-11 ski season.

The forecast predicts more light snow throughout the week in addition to ideal snowmaking temperatures, perfect for Alberta's Largest Snowmaking System! With snowmaking fully underway on the lower mountain and the combination of natural and man-made snow, Nakiska will potentially have a total of 8 runs open, with top to bottom skiing accessed by the Silver and Gold Chair Express. Skiers and snowboarders will get to enjoy over 2,555ft of vertical this weekend - the most in the Canadian Rockies!

In addition, Nakiska's Minute Maid Learning Area will be open with access from Alberta's Longest Magic Carpet, the Monster Carpet!

The TELUS Winter Sports School pros will also be available for ski and snowboard instruction. Weekend operations will be from 9:00am to 4:00pm, both Saturday and Sunday. Check with for more details.

Nakiska's iSki Card offers a great daily lift ticket value with an additional $10 OFF current lift ticket prices (RCR Kids' Club cardholders receive $5 OFF) - iSki card now on sale at SportChek and Sport Mart, online at:, at Nakiska Ski Resort, and at the RCR Calgary Office - 1505, 17th Ave SW

The iSki card also offers 1 FREE DAY to use anytime in the 2010-11 ski season at Nakiska and a bonus discount of $8 OFF a day lift ticket at Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort. Only $39.95 + GST. More details at

About Nakiska
Nakiska is famous for its world-class grooming, training facilities and close proximity to Calgary. Known as "Calgary's Closest Mountain", Nakiska was the site of the alpine events of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games and is part of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) Family. RCR is one of the largest ski resort owners/operators in North America, owning five ski resorts across Canada, including Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska in Alberta; and Mont-Sainte-Anne and Stoneham in Qu├ębec. RCR aims to provide each and every guest the best vacation and recreation experience possible.

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