1988 Olympic Winter Games, Alpine Skiing Venues

Nakiska at Mt. Allen

Project Details
LocationKananaskis, Alberta, Canada
ClientGovernment of Alberta
Master Plan Completed1987
Project StatusCompleted
Services Rendered Olympic Winter Games / Competition Planning

Ecosign was engaged by the Government of Alberta to search 22,000 square kilometers of the Alberta Rocky Mountains for a location that could successfully host all alpine skiing competitions for the 1988 Calgary Olympic Winter Games on one single site. After careful evaluation of dozens of sites over 6 months of technical study, the Government of Alberta selected Nakiska at Mount Allan to host all Alpine Skiing competitions. Subsequently, Ecosign won a public tender to design the Ski Area Master Plan for Nakiska at Mount Allan. Ecosign designed the Men’s and Women’s downhill pistes in close cooperation with Mr. Bernhard Russi of the International Ski Federation. The site was later renamed Nakiska Ski Resort which has grown into a popular commercial ski area and winter sports training center for national ski teams. Nakiska is an economically viable recreational ski area to this date hosting well over 200,000 skiers annually.

Canada Olympic Park Nordic Venue

Ecosign also created the Master Plan for Canada Olympic Park for the 1988 Calgary Olympic Winter Games including venues for Ski Jumping, Bobsleigh and Luge as well as demonstration sports for Freestyle Skiing Aerials and Ballet.