“The Fortress” is a mountain located in the Kananaskis River Valley in the Canadian Rockies. The “Fortress Mountain Ski resort” is sometimes mistaken for “The Fortress” mountain itself which is situated 115 miles from Calgary, Canada. This resort is many times smaller than “The Fortress” and spans about 3.8 sq km from a top elevation of 2369 meters to the base.
Fortress Mountain resort has 3 chairlifts (one triple and two doubles) as well as 2 T-bar lifts. The longest run has a vertical rise of 329 meters.
Although there have been several problems with the operations of this ski resort, it is still accessible by car. The curve T-bar lift that is installed on the ski slope here is unique to this area. However, this ski area is being renovated according to the government’s guidelines and is expected to be open as soon as the negotiations are concluded and renovations completed.
Kananaskis Country with its spectacular mountains and foothills is an amazing backdrop for this ski resort. Nakiska is an alpine ski area in this neighborhood that hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics and the Canmore Nordic Centre here hosted the cross-country skiing events during the 1988 Winter Olympics.
Kananaskis has many trails for of hiking, cross-country skiing and horse riding. Mountain biking, climbing, backpacking, hunting, scrambling, and fishing are also popular in this area.