Fortress Mountain is located in Kananaskis Country and has the highest base elevation of any ski resort in Canada. This means it gets a ton of POW! We have no other Cat Ski experience to compare to, but KPOW treated us really well, provided us with morning snacks, lunch, cold beer, avalanche safety training and epic snow! We would absolutely go Cat Skiing with KPOW again!




From Calgary: Take Hwy 1 West until you reach the Stoney Nakoda Casino and Hwy 40. Head South on Hwy 40 for 45km (18km past the Nakiska exit). At the Centrex Gas Station turn right and drive about 400m and park on the right side of the road. KPOW will meet you here in the morning.



  • Gear: Snowboard boots and board (move bindings to the back of board) or if you are skiing; skis, poles and boots (KPOW recommends a minimum of 100mm underfoot for skis.
  • Snacks: KPOW will provide some snacks and a lunch but if you want specific things you’ll have to bring them.
  • Weather appropriate clothing: Wind/water proof outer layers. Jacket, pants, gloves, neck warmer, warm socks, toque.
  • Sunscreen: You can get a sunburn in the winter time. Ask Mattson
  • Helmet: Helmets are not required but very much recommended.
  • Hand and foot warmers: Having cold feet is the worst.
  • Camera: It is fun to be able to watch some footage after or at least review some pics.
Book at:
Their website is easy to navigate and has more information on how to book a day of riding than this guide. So check it out.
Pricing is:

Single seats in the low season are $425.00 per person. (Dec. 1st to Feb 13th)

Single seats in the high season are $525.00 per person (Feb. 17th to April 17th)



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