HIGHEST BASE ELEVATION IN CANADA.
Our people, our approach, our resources, our knowledge and our relationships with the key players in the skiing and alpine tourism world add value to everything we do. And that's what sets us apart.
We're not woke. We're Awakened Warriors on a mission to preserve, to enhance and to share. We're also Triple bottom line zealots: Environmental, Social, Economic, in harmony and in balance.
In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge these miistákistsi, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
Thomas & Melanie Heath
Founders | Fortress Mountain Resort | rök Glacier Beverages
Magical, raw, expansive and ever so slightly remote … Fortress is the stuff of legend.
Perched high in the Canadian Rockies, Fortress Mountain Resort is located just over one hour west of Calgary, Alberta.
With 750cm (300 inches) of average annual snowfall, wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, and up to 2000+ acres of stunning terrain, Fortress is a bastion of the authentic Canadian ski experience.
Fortress Mountain is currently undergoing the single largest redevelopment and revision program in its legendary 50 year history. (We've already invested more into Fortress than at any time since 1977: C$5M+) Phase 1 plans will furnish new lifts, a new lodge and much more. Fortress will soon once again offer multiple generations of skiers and riders terrain and amenities to create that perfect ski day.
Films and Commercials
Our dedicated team of high alpine professionals helps bring the magic to Hollywood. From blockbusters such as Inception, The Revenant, The Bourne Legacy, Jumanji: The Next Level, War For The Planet Of The Apes, Disney's Togo, as well as many commercials for auto manufacturers, Fortress is the go-to location for sublime mountain cinematography.
Click Leonardo DiCaprio for a behind the scenes look at the the filming of Inception at Fortress.
WHAT WE DO
Skiing and Snowboarding
Fortress is known for huge dumps, mind-blowing scenery and over 3300 acres of fantastic terrain. We receive on average 600cm-900cm (235"-354") of the good dry stuff annually. Click on the proposed new day lodge for more.
Protecting What's Most Important
We have been given an enormous responsibility: striking the right balance between slow, and very thoughtful development as well as preservation.
Although we are located adjacent to Banff National Park, we have adopted their best practices wherever possible. These standards far exceed the requirements stipulated for the Provincial Crown Lease that we are situated on.
Why? Because it's the right way to operate.
“All things are parts of one single system, which is called nature; the individual life is good when it is in harmony with nature."
- Zeno of Citium
WHY WE DO IT
We're a dedicated group of long-time ski industry professionals committed to the modernization, enhancement and environmental preservation of this iconic ski and snowboard resort.
We also happen to be blessed with an incredibly rare rock glacier that as of January 2021 produces fantastic beer and perfect water: rök Glacier Beverages. (We're the only ski area on the planet with this bragging right!)
Preserve. Enhance. Share. Visit rokglacier.com
As we undertake the slow, careful and considerate rebuild, the new and improved Fortress Mountain Ski Resort will once again give skiers and riders the chance to have Big Mountain fun close to Calgary.
Until the lifts are spinning again, please join us for some incredible cat skiing. Visit www.kpow.ca for more information.
This old map just scratches the surface. Fortress is HUGE (3300 acres) The previous owner only had 600-900 acres open.
P.O. Box 8173 Canmore, Alberta, CANADA T1W 2T9
Please direct inquiries to:
Thomas Heath - Managing Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
© 2016 Fortress Mountain Holdings Ltd.