Skill Level Needed

  • Strong/Intermediate Skiing Ability

What to bring:

  • Synthetic or wool socks
  • Long underwear top & bottom made of Thermax, Polypropalene etc.
  • Fleece jacket or vest Gore-tex or breathable water resistant jacket & pants Warm hat Fleece neck gaiter or balaclava
  • 1 or 2 pair gloves & glove liners
  • Goggles & Sunglasses
  • Camera or video camera in protective case
  • Small daypack
  • Sunblock, lip balm
  • Special medications

Directions from Calgary

Fortress is just one hour and fifteen minutes from the western edge of Calgary.

  • Travel west on the Trans-Canada Highway (#1)
  • Take the Highway 40 exit at the Stoney Nakoda Casino
  • Travel 45 kms (note they are 18 km past the Nakiska exit).
  • At the Gas Plus station turn right onto the Fortress Mountain Access road.
  • Travel 400 meters and park
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