Alberta Ski Resorts, Alberta Ski Hills






Alberta Ski Resorts & Alberta Ski Hills


Alberta Ski Resorts & Ski Hills

[Fortress Mountain] [Lake Louise Ski Resort] [Marmot Basin] [Nakiska]
[Mt. Norquay] [Sunshine Village] [Castle Mountain]


Ski Kananaskis - Fortress Mountain:

The mountain is located 113 km (71 miles) or an 80 minute drive from Calgary, Alberta. Fortress Mountain offers visitors an affordable way to experience great powder and uncrowded runs. Services include guided tours, a repair and rental shop, day care facilities, a ski school and club, a day lodge, on-mountain accommodation, restaurants and bars.

Season: November to late April
Annual Snowfall: 630 cm (246 in)
Vertical Rise: 330 m (1082 ft)
Elevations: peak 2370 m (7775 ft)
base 2040 m (6692 ft)
# of Runs: 31+
Lifts: 1 triple chair, 2 double chairs, 3 t-bars
Difficulty: 25% beginner, 55% intermediate, 25% advanced

Contact: phone (403) 591 7108 or (403) 229 3637
fax (403) 591 7133 or (403) 244 3774
snow phone (403) 245 4909

Lake Louise Ski Resort:

Located in Banff National Park, Lake Louise is approximately 184 km (114 miles) west of Calgary or 60 km (37 miles) west of Banff township. Services offered are a day lodge, ski shop and rentals, a ski school, day care, restaurants and pubs.

Season: December to April
Annual Snowfall: 360 cm (140.6 in)
Vertical Rise: 1000 m (3280 ft)
Elevations: peak 2637 m (8649 ft)
base 1645 m (5396 ft)
# of Runs: 51
Difficulty: 25% beginner, 45% intermediate, 30% expert
Contact: Lake Louise Resort
P.O Box 555, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
TOL 1E0
phone 1-403-256-8473 or 1-800-258-7669
fax (403) 522-2271
snow phone: Banff/Lake Louise: 762-4SNO, 762-4766 or 522-3555
Calgary 244-6665 CHI-NOOK

Marmot Basin:

Located 19 km (12 miles) from Jasper, approximately 3 hours north of Lake Louise or 4 hours west of Edmonton, Alberta. Marmot Basin offers visitors a less crowded alternative to Banff with over 1000 acres of tree-line and open bowl skiing. Nearby Jasper provides accommodation, shops, restaurants and pubs.

Season: December to April
Annual Snowfall: 400 cm (156 in)
Vertical Rise: 700 m (2296 ft)
# of Runs: 52
Lifts: 1 triple, 1 double, 3 t-bar, 2 platter
Difficulty: 35% beginner, 35% intermediate, 30% advanced

Contact: office phone (403) 852 3816
reservations 1 800 661 1933 / 6427 / 9935
snow phone (403) 488 5909

Ski Kananaskis - Nakiska:

The Nakiska Ski Resort was originally designed to host the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics - alpine events. Here, state of the art snow-making equipment ensures excellent conditions all season long. Services include 2 day lodges, day care, rental and repair shops, guided tours, ski school and accommodation. Nakiska is located 45 minutes or 90 km (56 miles) west of Calgary in the Kanaskis corridor

Season: December to mid-April
9 am - 4 pm
Annual Snowfall: 250 cm (97._7 in)
Vertical Rise: 735 m (2412 ft)
Elevations: peak 2261 m (7415 ft)
base 1525 m (5003 ft)
# of Runs: 28+
Lifts: 2 quads, 1 triple, 1 double, 1 t-bar

Contact: phone (403) 591 7777
fax (403) 591 7780
snow phone (403) 229 3288

Mystic Ridge / Mt. Norquay:

This ski area is located in Banff National Park, 6.4 km (4 miles) from Banff township. A free shuttle runs between the mountain and Banff. A day lodge and restaurants are available on the mountain and accommodation can be found in Banff.

Season: December to March
Annual Snowfall: 305 cm (119 in)
Vertical Rise: 503 m (1650 ft)
Elevations: peak 2133 m (6996 ft)
base 1636 m (5366 ft)
# of Runs: 25
Difficulty: 11% beginner, 45% intermediate, 44% advanced

Contact: phone (403) 762 4421

Sunshine Village:

Sunshine Village exit is located 8 km (5 miles) west of Banff on the Trans Canada Highway; 135 km (84 miles) west of Calgary or 16 km (10 miles) west of Banff. Services offered are 3 day lodges, a cafeteria, ski shop and rentals, on-mountain accommodation, outdoor hot tubs, restaurants and pubs.

Season: November to May
Annual Snowfall: 10 m (33 ft)
Vertical Rise: 1072 m (3516 ft)
Elevation: base 1648 m (5405 ft)
peak 2730 m (8954 ft)
# of Runs: 100
Lifts: 2 high speed quads, 4 double chairs, 1 triple chair, 3 t-bars, 2 beginner tows, 1 6-person gondola
Difficulty: 20% beginner, 55% intermediate, 20% advanced, 5% expert, 1 snowboard park

Contact: Sunshine Village
Box 1510, Banff Alberta, Canada
TOL OCO
phone (403) 762 6500 or 1 800 661 1676
fax (403) 762 6513
snow phone (403) 497 7669

Castle Mountain (formerly Westcastle):

Castle Mountain is winter's hidden gem with lots of deep, dry powder and terrain that will excite the most adventurous skier or snowboarder. Tucked away in southwest Alberta, right beside the continental divide, Castle has a variety of gladed and alpine terrain with long consistant pitches. In fact, Castle has "Canada's Longest Continuous Fall-line". With small crowds and a laid back atmosphere, you feel like you are a valued guest not just another number at the hill. The new on-hill accommodation provides a mixture of hotel and hostel rooms and the "Ski and Sleep Packages" in nearby Pincher Ceek or Crowsnest Pass are the best deals available in western Canada.

Season: December to early-April
Annual Snowfall: 910 cm (364 in)
Vertical Rise: 863 m (2833 ft)
Elevation: base 1410 m (4630 ft)
Difficulty: 15% beginner, 25% intermediate, 60% advanced

Contact: phone (403) 627 5101 or Fax (403) 627-3515

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