Kananaskis Country

Welcome to Kananaskis Country — or K-Country — the closest backcountry skiing area to Calgary! You’ll find a wide variety of everything here from beginner to advanced, tree skiing to alpine bowls and mountain tops. And, the routes here are long. While it’s awesome to have skiing this close to Calgary, it takes a little longer to get into the solitude of the Kananaskis backcountry.

Peter Lougheed Provincial Park is located within the expansive Kananaskis area, just an hour and half west of Calgary and even closer to Canmore. It’s the perfect option for those looking to travel not that far. Keep in mind, Burstall North Pass is one of the shortest tours in the area, and consequently one of the busiest. It has a couple of options for routes.

Kananaskis accommodations 

Lodges are more popular than hotels in this area, so consider one and treat yourself to a private and cozy accommodation. There’s also plenty of top notch hotels in nearby Calgary.

About the author

Greg Hill

Greg Hill

ACMG Ski Guide extraordinaire and emission free adventurer

Greg Hill is known far and wide for incredible first ascents and all around skiing prowess. He’s also a good friend of 57hours. His on mountain accomplishments are too many to list here, but he’s been known for skiing the odd 2,000,000’ in 2010; he skied 50,000’ in 24hrs because he can. Oh, yeah, he also climbed and skied 100km in the month of March 2014. Not too shabby. Of late, Greg’s changing the world one adventure at a time with his Chevy Bolt. Zero-emission skiing and adventure.

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