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Overview

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

 

Inside Scoop

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.

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

25"
16"
11"
6"
6"
17"
Nov
19"
Dec
17"
Jan
21"
Feb
21"
Mar
10"
Apr
Beginners Runs
38%
Intermediate Runs
25%
Advanced Runs
37%
Runs in Total
60
Longest Run
0.7 mi
Skiable Terrain
190 ac
Night Skiing
20 ac
Snow Making
162 ac

Total Lifts: 6

High Speed Quads
1
Quad Chairs
2
Double Chairs
1
Surface Lifts
2

Elevation

Base
5397'
Summit
8038'
Vertical Drop
1650'

Important Dates

November 03, 20232023/11/03
Projected Opening
April 21, 20242024/04/21
Projected Closing
163
Projected Days Open
154
Days Open Last Year
98
Years Open
118"
Average Snowfall
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