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Nakiska Ski Resort Guide

Nakiska, Canada

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski.
Highest Lift2,260m7,415ft
Resort Height1,530m5,020ft
 Nearest AirportsKelowna and Kamloops
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The Canadian ski resort of Nakiska is in the Canadian Rockies at an altitude of 1,530m5,020ft.


Nakiska has direct access to 28 marked pistes, served by a total of 5 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,530m5,020ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,260m7,415ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


Nakiska offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.


Nakiska is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Nakiska.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Eagle Tail'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Nakiska?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Nakiska.

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Ski Area Stats

Nakiska Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
40km25 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Nakiska Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,260m7,415ft
Lowest Piste1,530m5,020ft
Resort Altitude (Nakiska)1,530m5,020ft
Max Vertical730m2,395ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Nakiska
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Nakiska?

This ski resort is in the Canadian Rockies in North Okanagan, British Columbia.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Nakiska is Kelowna, 48 minutes drive away.

Kamloops and Penticton airports are all within three hours drive.

Kelowna is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The five ski lifts are able to uplift 8,620 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 65 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Nakiska open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid November, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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