Constructed just ahead of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Games to be the venue for all things related to alpine skiing - as well as mogul skiing, which was then a demonstration sport - Nakiska is an experienced competition resort simultaneously located in the pristine heart of the Rocky Mountains while also situated less than an hour away from one of Canada's largest cities.
With a mountain peak of 2260m and a vertical drop of 735m combined with the early onset of winter in the Canadian Rockies ensuring a ski season that typically begins in November and lasts till mid-April, for the past several seasons Nakiska has been the season starter for the Audi FIS Freestyle ski cross World Cup tour.
For 2015/16, however, the Nakiska stop moves to the middle of the season, where it could become a tipping point as the race for the crystal globe heats up.
A look back at the biggest storylines of the 2015/16 Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup season...
A perfect day of racing in Nakiska (CAN) saw Marielle Thompson grab her third-straight win at the resort, while Jean Frederic Chapuis broke the home crowd's heart with a photo-finish win over local hero Brady Leman.
A new project for 2015/16 documenting the athletes and events of the Audi ski cross World Cup tour
Who and what to watch out for on the men's ski cross World Cup tour in 2015/16
Nearly every event of the 2015/16 FIS Freestyle calendar to see US broadcast or stream.
Who and what to watch out for in 2015/16...