WinSport (Canada Olympic Park) is a ski area located in the province of Alberta in Canada. The resort is in the town of Calgary, AB.
We recently ranked all of Alberta's ski resorts, so you can see where WinSport (Canada Olympic Park) stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
WinSport (Canada Olympic Park) is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with WinSport (Canada Olympic Park). To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit WinSport (Canada Olympic Park)'s website.
There are numerous options to stay at WinSport (Canada Olympic Park) around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
WinSport (Canada Olympic Park) Terrain Overview
WinSport (Canada Olympic Park) has a total of 3 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. WinSport (Canada Olympic Park) is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 100 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 40 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.4 square kilometers.
WinSport (Canada Olympic Park)'s slopes see on average 15 inches (0.4 meters) of snowfall a year.
WinSport (Canada Olympic Park) Elevation
WinSport (Canada Olympic Park) has a summit elevation of 4,100 feet, or 1,250 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,710 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 390 feet (119 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
WinSport (Canada Olympic Park)'s summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
WinSport (Canada Olympic Park) Difficulty Level
32out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
WinSport (Canada Olympic Park) has 100 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.WinSport (Canada Olympic Park) is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is WinSport (Canada Olympic Park) good for beginners?
WinSport (Canada Olympic Park) can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
WinSport (Canada Olympic Park) Location
WinSport (Canada Olympic Park) is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Calgary, AB.
Calgary, AB T3B Canada
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Getting to WinSport (Canada Olympic Park)
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (WinSport (Canada Olympic Park)), its coordinates of 51.08200, -114.21500 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Calgary, AB to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to WinSport (Canada Olympic Park).
|Calgary International Airport||YYC||Calgary, AB||14 km|
|Edmonton International Airport||YEG||Edmonton, AB||251 km|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to WinSport (Canada Olympic Park).
|Lethbridge County Airport||YQL||Lethbridge, AB||190 km|
|Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport||YXC||Cranbrook, BC||198 km|
|Medicine Hat Airport||YXH||Medicine Hat, AB||273 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to WinSport (Canada Olympic Park), but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of WinSport (Canada Olympic Park).
|Nakiska Ski||Kananaskis, AB||7,415 ft||60%||67 km|
|Fortress Mountain Resort||Kananaskis, AB||8,400 ft||57%||75 km|
|Mount Norquay||Banff, AB||6,998 ft||53%||97 km|
|Innisfail Ski Hill||Innisfail, AB||3,133 ft||14%||107 km|
|Banff Sunshine Village||Banff, AB||8,957 ft||68%||108 km|
|Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area||Fairmont Hot Springs, BC||5,200 ft||44%||140 km|
|Canyon Ski Area||Red Deer, AB||2,950 ft||29%||141 km|
|Lake Louise||Lake Louise, AB||8,650 ft||66%||141 km|
|Medicine Lodge Ski Area||Bentley, AB||3,615 ft||25%||153 km|
|Panorama Mountain||Panorama, BC||8,038 ft||87%||158 km|
WinSport (Canada Olympic Park) Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||4,100 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,710 ft|
|Vertical Drop||390 ft|
(25% Beginner, 55% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||15 inches|