Resort Profile: Mt. Norquay

By adamrowden, 20 Jul '12 at 09:28

Norquay is a cracking resort that is just ten minutes from the Candian winter sport’s town of Banff. It is one of three resorts that are situated close to Alberta, which means that it is a very popular resort to visit. And, seeing as Banff is only a couple of hours from Calgary’s international airport, Mt. Norquay is easy to get to from anywhere in the world.

The resort encompasses a wide variety of terrain and has plenty to offer the more experienced skiers and snowboarders out there. Some particularly challenging runs include the Upper Lone Pine and Gun Run, a dynamite black-diamond duo. Memorial Bowl is a generous, consistent swath with an average 34-degree pitch too, and these combined with various other cracking runs, means you are spoilt for choice.

Mt. Norquay is quite a small resort, there are five lifts that take you from 1680m to the highest point of 2450m, where you can access all of the wonderfully varied terrain. It might not be as big as Lake Louise, however, the range of skiing and snowboarding available makes it a very, very attractive alternative. Also, if you only fancy popping to Mt. Norquay for a few hours, you are in luck as it is the only resort in the area that offers you hourly lift tickets. It really is the perfect place to head for a brief stint on your skis, so if you are in Banff, why not head over to Mt. Norquay for the day?

The Highlights

- Easily accessible resort
- Just ten minutes from Banff
- Excellent varied terrain
- Great resort for expert skiers and snowboarders
- Great fun to be had tubing
- Good value for money
- Hourly lift tickets
- Affordable skiing

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