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Canada Olympic Park Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Calgary
  • Ski Season: November to April
  • Mountain Range: Canadian Rocky Mountains
  • Number of Lifts: 5
  • Highest Lift (metres): 1250m (4101ft)
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 1130m (3707ft)
  • Number of Slopes: 14
  • Snowboarding: yes: park and halfpipe
  • Cross Country (km): 2km

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General information

Besides skiing and snow-related activities, there are other opportunities to enjoy yourself while taking a break from the slopes. A visit to nearby Calgary will prove to be worth while. Visitors interested in cultural activities can visit the Art Gallery of Calgary, which places a special emphasis on the contribution of local and regional talent, and is a good place to see Calgary's contribution to the modern-art scene. Calgary Tower is a landmark, topped by an observation terrace offering unparalleled views of the city and mountains and prairies beyond. Photography from up here is fantastic. The Panorama Restaurant is the near-mandatory revolving restaurant. Visitors with children might want to visit Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden & Prehistoric Park. You will particularly want to see the troop of majestic lowland gorillas and the African warthogs. Also be sure to check out the Canada Olympic Park, which was the site for ski jumping, luge, and bobsledding during the Olympic Games. Exhibits include the world's largest collection of Olympic souvenirs.

  • Languages: English French.
  • Temperatures: 4.2°C
  • Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Emergency contact numbers: All Emergencies 911
  • Religion: Catholic (45%) Protestant (36%) minorities from most of the world's major religions.
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Apres-ski

Canada Olympic Park has a long tradition of hosting international guests, and offers everything from five-star elegance to the cozy comfort of private chalets. There are numerous hotels, motels, condominiums resorts, lodges, bed & breakfasts and private home accommodations, that will make you feel at home whatever your taste. The Westways Bed & Breakfast in Calgary has a reputation for being the best in the area and specialize in French Canadian cuisine. If you are looking for the best pizza, soft tacos, or hot wings, visit Aardvark's. Their prices are reasonable, and the food memorable.

Overview

Combining wild alpine beauty with first-class amenities, Canada Olympic Park is a truly unique facility. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Calgary, and situated at the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, Canada Olympic Park has all the amenities to keep this area busy with enthusiastic athletes all winter long. It offers everything from rentals and retail, to professionally certified instructors. In the winter, Canada Olympic Park is home to more than 280,000 ski and snowboard visits, and features lessons and programs for people of all ages and abilities. The resort also offers introductory programs for the public to experience the sports of bobsleigh, skeleton, luge and ski jumping. For snowboarders, this place is well worth, offering a variety of jumps and a snowboard park. The facilities are mainly aimed towards intermediates and expert skiers.

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