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Nakiska Ski Resort

Nakiska Ski Resort

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

150

Rank in
Region

20

Rank in
State

4

Best time for snow at
Nakiska Ski Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Nakiska Ski Resort

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Monday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
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Powderfares!
6"+ of snow
on the way
Go now!
SEA to YYC
depart Thu Nov 23
return Sat Nov 25
Alaska
$485
ATL to YYC
depart Wed Nov 22
return Sat Nov 25
United
$570
IAD to YYC
depart Wed Nov 22
return Sat Nov 25
United
$634
LAX to YYC
depart Wed Nov 22
return Sat Nov 25
United
$698
BOS to YYC
depart Wed Nov 22
return Sat Nov 25
United
$744
IAH to YYC
depart Wed Nov 22
return Sat Nov 25
Air Canada
$789
DFW to YYC
depart Wed Nov 22
return Sat Nov 25
WestJet
$810
EWR to YYC
depart Wed Nov 22
return Sat Nov 25
United
$858
ORD to YYC
depart Wed Nov 22
return Sat Nov 25
United
$866
SFO to YYC
depart Thu Nov 23
return Sat Nov 25
Alaska
$940
MSP to YYC
depart Wed Nov 22
return Sat Nov 25
WestJet
$1,260
True Snow: 99" per year
Snow Quality Rank

135

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

215

Nakiska Ski Resort is ranked No. 215 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

4.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

0.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

80.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

215

Nakiska Ski Resort is ranked No. 215 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

135

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Nakiska Ski Resort

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
80
score
60.6
Expert
rank
108
score
34.0
Snow Quality
rank
135
score
44.1

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2412 ft

7415 ft
Base Elevation: 5003 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Nakiska Ski Resort

Nakiska has no detail snow data, but we accept the published average of 99 inches snowfall, as it is in a well-known snow shadow. Nakiska is almost completely dependent upon snowmaking and is best known for race training from its 1988 Olympic heritage.

Accumulation and Preservation

Most of Nakiska's terrain is likely open by Christmas as snowmaking should be routine in its cold November/December climate. Melt/freeze conditions are likely on the manmade snow and predominant east exposures by March.