4. Nakiska Ski Resort
Located in the beautiful Kananaskis Country, Nakiska Ski Resort offers a family-friendly ski resort. In the Canadian Rockies, this ski resort has a rich history, a convenient location, and terrain that will appeal to all ages and abilities.
This ski resort is located on the traditional territory of three indigenous people groups: Stoney, Tsuut’ina, and Ktunaxa. Named for the Indigenous peoples whose land it is, the ski resort honors their culture and heritage.
Nakiska is not only a 50-minute drive from Banff and 35-minutes from Canmore, but is also competitive with some other Canadian ski resorts such as Lake Louise and Banff Sunshine.
Being within such close proximity to the main cities and towns of the area, Nakiska provides a comforting feeling of belonging. There are many families and friends who have enjoyed Nakiska Ski Resort and have been together for many years. This resort has large mountains that tend to attract most tourists and hardcore skiers. Children and teens tearing up the slopes with friends, toddlers learning from their parents, and whole families shredding together is a fun sight to see!
This resort is ideally situated for locals, but guests should not miss the breathtaking views as well! There are impressive mountains all around you no matter where you are on the ski hill.
For beginners, Nakiska offers an ideal location to learn to ski on a smaller, more manageable hill, while still enjoying the mountains that are characteristic of the Canadian Rockies.
It’s not just that you can enjoy great family skiing at this mountain, but it also offers activities off skis. It is difficult to get bored here since there are snow tubing hills and snowshoeing trails.
It is impossible not to be enchanted by the Wanidu Tube Park at Nakiska. All you need is a thrill-seeking attitude and some warm clothes, as they provide you with tubes and a push down the hill. You can use this as a way to enjoy the mountain air with friends or family while you’re off the skis.
Then there are Nakiska’s stunning snowshoeing trails, in case skiing and snow tubing are not enough. Their website allows you to book guided tours and pick up rentals when you arrive. Beginners, intermediates, and advanced hikers can all enjoy the surrounding mountains on their trails! Booking your tour in advance will ensure availability.
There are some days when the best part of the ski day is eating lunch with your friends! On snowy days, though, lunch is just a quick refueling stop before continuing on with the fun in the mountains. Regardless of the type of day you’re having, Nakiska Ski Resort offers food for everyone.
In addition to several restaurants, there is a café, a barbecue pit, and an area where you can eat your packed lunch at Nakiska Ski Resort. There is a wide variety of comfort foods available on their menus to keep you warm during a chilly day. During a nice day, be sure to enjoy a meal on their balcony while soaking up the sun and taking in the views.