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 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 many seasons Nakiska was the season-opening stop for the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup tour.
For 2017/18, however, Nakiska will find itself in an even more important position on the World Cup calendar, as on January 20 the resort will host the final ski cross competition before the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Sandra Naeslund (SWE) locks up crystal globe with three competitions left in the season while Paul Eckert (GER) earns first World Cup win in Nakiska (CAN).
Sandra Naeslund (SWE) and Marc Bischofberger (SUI) lead the standings ahead of the final World Cup competition before the Games in Korea.
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
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