The K-Country’s only ski resort was one of the main venues for the 1988 Winter Olympics. It’s still a popular place to hit the slopes, though the facilities and runs are much less developed than in nearby Banff. Shuttle buses run throughout winter from Canmore and Banff, making Nakiska a credible (and often quieter) alternative to the Big Three.
There are more than five dozen runs spread out over 413 hectares, with plenty of scope for off-piste riding on the slopes of Mt Allan. More than half of the runs are rated intermediate, so Nakiska is a good all-round resort for most mid-level skiers.
Snowboarders can tackle the challenging Najibska Rail Park. The resort also has some of the Rockies’ only accessible areas for glade skiing.