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Banff/ Mount Norquay

 

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Trail Map
Trail Map
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Transportation
Transportation
AIR TRANSPORTATION

 

Calgary International Airport

 
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
 
 
  
 

Lodging
Lodging
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Hidden Ridge Resort 

 

 

107 modern condo-style units located on Tunnel Mountain offering complimentary Internet access, Roam Bus passes and DVD rentals, 2 giant outdoor hot tubs and sauna.  

Extra person charges may apply 

$99 and up 

 

Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets

 

 

 

Accommodations include newly renovated condos, chalets and specialty suites. Two giant indoor water slides, swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness center, kiddie pool, games room and multilevel indoor play zone.  Complimentary town shuttle.  

Extra person charges may apply

 

$126 and up 

 

 

Fox Hotel & Suites 

 

 

Offering hotel rooms, 1 and 2 bedroom suites with complimentary continental breakfast, Internet access and Roam Bus passes, heated pool and fitness center. 

Extra person charges may apply

$119 and up 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Additional lodging options available in Banff.

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Dining

 

Nourish Vegetarian Bistro and Tea House

 

St. James Gate Irish Pub 

 

Coyotes Southwestern Grill

  • Additional dining options available in Banff.

 

REAL ESTATE
 
 
 
DEALS
 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

Celebrating 85th year as Banff’s Best Family Ski Resort.

 
ACTIVITIES
 
 
SERVICES

 

2010 - 2011 Rental Equipment Rates

 

GOOD, BETTER, BEST
 
 
Banff/ Mount Norquay
Description:

Family-friendly Mt. Norquay offers outstanding conditions for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. Since its opening in 1926, Mt. Norquay continues to be the locals’ gem. Famous for being the training ground of Olympic and World Cup athletes, and with excellent beginner terrain, everyone will love this small, family-friendly resort. Just minutes from the Town of Banff, Mt. Norquay offers the only night skiing in Banff-Lake Louise, including a fully lit terrain park, and expert snowmaking on 85% of the terrain. This is the best-kept secret in the Canadian Rockies!

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Posted

Pros: Good moguls and lifts. Park is awsome

Cons: Small, not much snow

Great resort if its christmas time, as SSV and LL get extremely busy. Its got a great park and Banff is 5 minutes away so really good nightlife. Suprisingly steep for the experts in parts. Great moguls. Really a good family resort too. This isnt a hill you would travel a distance for, but worth checking out if your'e hitting SSV or LL.

Posted

Pros: Close to Banff, Bumps, NA Chair

Cons: Not much snow, smallish

I learned to ski on Mt Norquay. Its icy fall line slopes were good for reinforcing proper technique. I rarely visit these days though, mostly because there are so many better options near-by.

Norquay is a small hill. There are four lifts, but only two have substantial vertical. The overall vertical is limited by above tree line cliffs. The first lift that comes into view when approaching the hill is the North American (or Norquay) chair. This chair is a classic. It offers 3 distinct fall line bump runs and one chute. Because of it's Length, Lone Pine is probably my favorite run, but North American is also great fun and offers the best views of Banff and the Bow Valley. Bumpers will feel at home on this lift. The other notable lift is the mystic ridge express, which offers great cruisers. The runs off this lift are typically hard and fast,  but there is a little variety on the skiers far right which holds steep chutes that descend to a stream bed. Coverage here can be iffy.
The other two lifts are for beginners and park rats.
Overall this is an average hill. It is good for a couple of quick runs if you are staying in banff, and an excellent option for late starts. It also offers limited night skiing. Not worth traveling for, but may be worth a look if you are in the area.
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