Ski at Mount Norquay

51.200753,-115.597835, Canada

Activities

Snowboarding, Skiing

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Winter

Added by

Mitch Pittman

Adult Beverages
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Scenic

Norquay is big on views and charm! Explore this local treasure in the heart of the stunning Canadian Rockies.

Oh, small but mighty Norquay! You might not hear as much about this gem as you do its larger siblings in the area, but don’t underestimate its charm or gnarly terrain. While we couldn’t quite access all of the nooks and crannies at the beginning of the season, old-timers regaled us with tales comparing Norquay’s steeps to heli-skiing terrain. I believe them from the looks of it – from ample beginner slopes near the lodge, the mountains rise precipitously into sheer cliffs by the top (which, I’m told, are home to excellent via ferrata routes in the summer).

But beyond the terrain, Norquay just feels like a place you want to ski at. It’s like that mountain you learned to ski on – because it is! From the lodge to the lifts to the smiles you see on everyone’s faces, it’s authentic. Maybe because it’s one of the oldest ski resorts in North America, with its roots dating back to 1926, and was one of the first to put in a chair lift a couple decades later. Plus, it’s so close to Banff that you could practically throw a snowball and hit its charming little downtown, which is great having your home base so close to the slopes. 

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Not only is Norquay 5 min from town and a great warmup for ski adventures further down valley, it's a fantastic little resort in it's own right. Love the small, local vibe (and the steeps off the North America chair). Plus, the views of Mt. Rundle are hard to beat.

Activities

Snowboarding, Skiing

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Winter

Added by

Mitch Pittman

Canada's Wild Is Calling!

You don't have to go far to feel a million miles away. Banff and Lake Louise are a short flight from anywhere in North America. And once you’re here, you’ll see why this perfect combination of raw wilderness and pure luxury is truly special. Located in Canada’s first National Park, it’s home to Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise and Mt. Norquay, the three world-class ski resorts included in your SkiBig3 ticket.

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