Related Regions: Banff, Alberta, Canada, North America, Calgary, Ski Canada

Mt. Norquay Skiing

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Season Start/End: 11/03/2017 - 04/22/2018
5512ft - 8038ft
31%|25%| 28%| 16%
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Mt. Norquay is adjacent to the historic town of Banff.

The smallest of the Ski Big 3 Banff resorts, Mount Norquay is a local gem in the Canadian Rockies. Do not be fooled by the size of Mount Norquay, for the scenic beauty is that of a picture perfect postcard.

As one of the best-kept secrets of the Canadian Rockies, Mount Norquay is a perfect introductory mountain to Sunshine Village and Lake Louise Ski Resort on the Big3 ticket. Mount Norquay is a world heritage site and the birthplace of skiing within the Canadian Rockies


Mt. Norquay is adjacent to the historic town of Banff.

The terrain at Mount Norqauy is great for intermediate and beginners. There may be limited terrain to explore but Mt. Norquay has an abundance of groomed trails, steep bumps, and amazing views of Banff and the surrounding mountain peaks.

The ski area is a great escape from the crowds at the other resorts that surround Banff. The resort is also closer to the town of Banff and is more protected when the snow starts blowing. The ski area is more geared towards beginners and intermediates but the expert and advanced skier will find some terrain worth exploring.

Mt. Norquay is adjacent to the historic town of Banff.

Mount Norquay is named after John Norquay, the premiere of Manitoba from 1878-1887, who climbed the mountain in 1888. The first ski runs were cut in 1926.

During the summer time, visitors can explore the Via Ferrata. The Via Ferrata, or iron road, is a climb lead by a certified guide where adventurers make their way up the cliff assisted by a fixed anchoring system of cables, ladders and a suspension bridge.



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    Vertical Drop
  • 5512ft


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  • Night Skiing

    20 ac

  • Longest Run

    0.7 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    190 ac

  • Snow Making

    161 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 11/03/2017
  • Days Open Last Year: 132
  • Projected Closing: 04/22/2018
  • Projected Days Open: 150
  • Years Open: 92
  • Average Snowfall: 118"

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Mt. Norquay - Not bad today. Lots of good snow still to be found off of North American/Norquay Chair and Mystic. The steep groomers were a bit slippery but not terrible. Views were unbeatable on a blue bird day.   - © cdnskibum
Mt. Norquay - Skied here Dec 23rd, lots of fresh powder under the Norquay chair, groomers we also nice. Runs not groomed we're unskiable.   - © jdonaher1
Mt. Norquay - Frustrating day. 50cm of powder the last 3 days but you can't get to any of it lol. They opened the North American chair for the first time this season and it broke after 2 hours. The groomers are great if that's your thing.   - © jdonaher1
Mount Norquay  - © Mt. Norquay

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Mt. Norquay Reviews

  • Vladimir Yanishak

    • 3
    20th August 2016

    Full review

      Mount Norquay is a great place to start your Banff experience, but for more adrenaline you must go check out Sunshine Village...
  • mountains

    • 3
    9th March 2010

    Full review

      i would not recomned the Canadian Rockies for a ski trip. with only 120 of snow a year its nothing like whistler....

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Contact Info

  • Mt. Norquay

    Box 1085, Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L 1H9

    T0L 0C0 Banff


    Phone: (403) 762-4421