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Phone: 403 591-7108

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About the Ski Resort

Fortress Mountain is located in Kananaskis Country an hour and fifteen minutes west of Calgary. Fortress is an affordable place to take the family out on the slopes. The casual and relaxed resort offers wide-open cruising, serious bumps (training site for the Canadian Freestyle Team), large gladed areas, and natural half-pipes popular with snowboarders.

With just over 935 skiable acres on some of the greatest snow conditions in the Rockies, Fortress Mountain runs off two mountain sides and up another mountain on the backside. The mountain is serviced by four, newly renovated lifts (Triple Chair, Double Chair, and 2 T-bars) and has a terrain breakdown of 20% beginner, 50% intermediate and 30% advanced.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  20 %

 More Difficult:  50 %

 Most Difficult:  30 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  6,692 ft
Summit elevation:  7,775 ft
Vertical drop:  1,083 ft
Skiable area:  328 acres
Annual snowfall:  252 in
Snowmaking:  60 %
Number of trails:  47
Number of lifts:  4
Types of lifts:  2 Surface Lifts,
 1 Double Chairs,
 1 Triple Chair

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Ski Resort directions

Coming from Calgary go West on Trans Canada Highway until you reach Kananaskis Country turn off. Take Highway 40 until you reach Fortress Junction Gas Station and take a right. Follow Fortress Road until you reach best powder Alberta has to offer.