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.
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.