Covid-19 Outbreak at Another Canadian Ski Resort

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Nakiska ski area, Alberta
Snowcially distanced. Credit: Resort Facebook

A covid-19 outbreak has been declared at Nakiska ski area in Kananaskis west of Calgary, AB. 15 cases have been linked to the resort. Nakiska can confirm their outbreak protocols were followed, and no guests were exposed.

Nakiska said the outbreak is old, with eleven people already fully recovered and back to work. Four people, who no longer have symptoms, remain in isolation hotel rooms to finish their required isolation period.

Last week, an outbreak was confirmed at Big White Ski Resort, BC. Originally reported as ‘at least 60 cases’, 76 cases have now been confirmed, caused by staff parties in employee housing. Again, no guests were infected, and employees responsible for breaking a ‘social responsibility contract’ were fired.

Canada has had 519,326 confirmed covid-19 cases and 14,346 deaths. Alberta has had 91,459 cases and 860 deaths.

Nakiska trail map
Trail map

Nakiska is a ski resort in western Canada, in the Kananaskis Country region of Alberta. It is located 83 km (52 mi) from Calgary, west on Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) and south on Highway 40 (Kananaskis Trail). “Nakiska” is a Cree word meaning “to meet” or “meeting place.”

Set on the east face of the southern end of Mount Allan, Nakiska has 64 trails with four chairlifts (three high-speed quads and 1 double), one Reg Magic Carpet, and one Monster Carpet) set up over an area of 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi). The longest run has 3.3 km (2.1 mi), from a top lift-served elevation of 2,258 m (7,408 ft) to the base at 1,479 m (4,852 ft).

Nakiska is owned by Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, which also owns the Fernie, Kimberley, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Mont Sainte Anne, and Stoneham ski resorts.

Nakiska ski area, Alberta
Nakiska ski area, AB

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3 thoughts on “Covid-19 Outbreak at Another Canadian Ski Resort

    1. California is pretty well masked up, yet cases are exploding there. Masks are all but useless for containing a contagious virus.

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