NileGuide Expert Says:
COP is a great, affordable way to learn how to ski without having to make a long trip out to the Mountains. There's fun for every level of skier, but you won't find it challenging if you have much experience.
88 Canada Olympic Park Rd. SW
T3B 5R5 Calgary, Canada
tel: +1 403 247 5452
Tour venues 10am-4pm daily, Ski hill Nov 14-Mar 29 weekdays 9am-9pm; weekends 9am-5pm
NileGuide Expert tip:
You can rent equipment at COP for a fair price. It can be worth shopping around town, if you really want a bargain, but chances are good that COP is the best value.
Canada Olympic Park (aka COP) is a major attraction in Calgary, welcoming over 1 million visitors per year from all over the world. It has Canada's second largest ski school, the only urban half-pipe in North America, as well as a host of other unique athletic activities, such as bobsleigh
, and mountain biking. This is a great spot to learn, if you're a beginner, especially if you want to take on the Rocky Mountains next! It is also a great place to learn about the history of the 1988 Winter Olympics and other Canadian athletic accomplishments.