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“Local ski area.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Nitehawk Recreation Area

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Nitehawk Recreation Area
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 4B5, Canada
(780) 532-6637
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Local ski area.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Good hill if you are local to Grande Prairie and want to run out for a quick ski. The hill is north facing in the Wapiti River valley, can be cold and windy both down and up. Snow quality is fair to poor and hard packed most of the time. Great for learning to ski or trying out new equipment before heading to the hills.

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Skiing for beginners”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

It does take a little longer to be fitted into boots/skies if you do not have your own. But it is definetelly a ski hill that you do not want to pass if you just learning and starting out. It has some very good - small hills to start on. It also has very friendly and knowledgable instructors who will help you on the way. And when skiing down the Easy Street it feels to you like you are completing hike of your lifetime.

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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“Local Ski Hill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Fun place to ski and it now has a dedicated tube run. Lots of fun.

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Campground Review”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

Not bad. The campground is a fairly new addition to Nitehawk and a number of the sites reflect this fact. This is the only campground in the Grande Prairie area that you can call and reserve ahead of time. The main problem with this campgroud is the fact that it is always jam-packed with locals on the long weekends as there are not enough campgrounds in the area to accommodate the number of campers.

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Calgary, Canada
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“All year destination”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

Nitehawk is definitely a unique all season attraction. Being right along the Wapiti River it definitely has a great view and is super close to O'Brian Park, if you like photography bring a camera. The campsites are roomy and private. And the ski and bike hill are great for beginners, if your an advanced skier it isnt for you though. People were friendly and helpful. Some ravens did wake us up early but that is to be expected when camping. Overall its a great place!

Visited June 2011
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