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Nakiska Ski Resort Kananaskis

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Nakiska Ski Resort
Nakiska Resort Ltd.
P.O.Box 1988
Kananaskis
AB
T0L2H0
Tel: 403-591-7777

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Nakiska was home to the Calgary 88 Olympic Alpine events, and today, skiers and riders enjoy Olympic-length runs that are groomed to perfection. Nakiska is a family-friendly resort. A secure beginners area with friendly ski school staff means the kids can enjoy lessons for the day while you explore Nakiskas challenging upper mountain.
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    Great mountain, to bad the grooming of all the runs are not done everyday.

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    Good for those that like skiing on piste. Groomed runs are usually in pretty good shape. Best to go the day after a fresh snow. If you go after a busy weekend....and there hasn't been any snow...well, it may be a bit icy...but that's common sense. Food and locker prices are expensive, which is why I give the 3 stars. $8 for a 5" ham and cheese sub? $10 a day for a small locker? Best to change in your car and bring your own food. If they lowered these prices a bit, people may spend more on these options? The locker prices used to be $6 dollars a...Read More

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    My new preferred resort if I'm heading out for a day trip from Cowtown. Prices are good, snow is usually good, crowds are small, and it's so close!

    Gladed runs on the far side are my favourite. Park is pretty boring. I really wish they'd put the jumps back.

    They groom the runs with such precision and they are nice and wide so you can bomb them at ridiculous speeds.

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    Only Pay Cash at places like this. Like to Double Charge and deny refunds.

    I Came here on 3 November 2013 with a friend for their opening weekend.
    Unfortunately this has been my first time back to Nakiska in a very long time, don't really consider this a serious mountain. Anyways I went straight to their outdoor ticket kiosk to purchased two lift tickets for a friend and my self. My card was declined (No reason it should be), I waited for a receipt to print but never got one. I then got into the long line and another customer mentioned that her...Read More

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    Went today on opening weekend. Limited runs open.....but we knew this coming in. We are from ottawa and this was our first time riding out west. Very,very busy and congested on the hills.....this comes standard on opening weekend at any other resort,anywhere you go. Upper run was icey..... but if you hooked off to the left the powder was amaaaaazing. Fun time for sure.

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Good for those that like skiing on piste. Groomed runs are usually in pretty good shape. Best to go the day after a fresh snow. If you go after a busy weekend....and there hasn't been any snow...well, it may be a bit icy...but that's common sense. Food and locker prices are expensive, which is why I give the 3 stars. $8 for a 5" ham and cheese sub? $10 a day for a small locker? Best to change in your car and bring your own food. If they lowered these prices a bit, people may spend more on these options? The locker prices used to be $6 dollars a day, suddenly, they're $10.

Not a bad hill at all for groomed runs, and real close to Calgary. Not a lot of exploratory terrain if you're used to Kicking Horse, or Louise, etc. I'd give it 3-4 stars.

by James Lunitz

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Only Pay Cash at places like this. Like to Double Charge and deny refunds.

I Came here on 3 November 2013 with a friend for their opening weekend.
Unfortunately this has been my first time back to Nakiska in a very long time, don't really consider this a serious mountain. Anyways I went straight to their outdoor ticket kiosk to purchased two lift tickets for a friend and my self. My card was declined (No reason it should be), I waited for a receipt to print but never got one. I then got into the long line and another customer mentioned that her card didn't work either. So I stood in line for almost 30 minutes as the girl was helping 1 person every 10 minutes! I purchased my ticket with cash, and my friend paid how ever he paid. When I looked at my banking later that night I discovered that I was charged for the tickets on my card, when I was to DECLINED. I called RCR the next morning and was told by Erin that I would be refunded. Two days later I get a call back from Erin saying that they wouldn't refund me because those tickets ended up being used. I asked to speak to a manager and was rudely told by Erin they wouldn't help me either.

A: After I was told my transaction was declined I waited for a receipt and nothing printed.

B: If the tickets printed after I left, that is not my problem. I was told the transaction was declined.

C: If I came up to the machine and saw tickets sitting their I probably would use them too. Still not my problem.

Unfortunately I will not be coming back to Nakiska, RCR's reputation precedes them. That day cost me $135.30 to ski 3 runs on opening day. Places like this that are more worried about instant profit than satisfying a customer that just got ripped of by their technology don't deserve my business. If this wouldn't have happened I would probably have come back and spent more money. Now I won't.

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