Mt. Norquay

The best kept secret of the Canadian Rockies is Mt. Norquay! Family-friendly Mt. Norquay offers outstanding conditions for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. What’s more, amazing night skiing for those who don’t want to stop. There are never big crowds, no lines and amazing food all on the mountain. Further, the mountain is only ten minutes from the town of Banff means off-mountain activities are easily accessible. There is also Banff Sunshine and Lake Louise in close proximity for easy access. Undoubtedly, there is something for everyone at Mt. Norquay!


  • The locals ‘gem’ with spectacular views
  • Excellent beginner and intermediate terrain
  • Fully lit terrain park and only night skiing in Banff
  • Long opening season
  • Great for families and half-day skiing
  • Largest tube park in the Canadian Rockies – 8 lanes of tubing
  • Canada’s first ski resort on 100% renewable energy

About Banff & Lake Louise

Banff National Park is an untouched wilderness and a Unesco World Heritage site in the Canadian Rockies. The mountains here are so rugged, their jagged and twisted shapes tower into the sky. Glaciers plunge to the valley floor far below, while the lakes and rivers at their base lie frozen and still.

The spectacular Canadian Rockies is where you’ll experience three world-renowned ski resorts of Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise Ski Resort and Mt. Norquay. Banff and Lake Louise enjoy 9 metres of famously light, dry powder snow each year, and boast one of the longest ski seasons in North America (November to mid-May). These iconic resorts share 8,000 acres of skiable terrain, 2 gondolas, 29 chairlifts and piles of silky snow every season. The best part is, it takes just one lift ticket and you can ski/board all three resorts for an amazing ski holiday!

Mountain Statistics


Top Elevation 2,133 metres
Base Elevation 1,630 metres
Vertical Drop 503 metres
Skiable Terrain 190 acres
Lifts 6 chairlifts – 2 carpet lifts, 1 double chair, 2 quad chairs, 1 high speed quad
Runs 60 | The longest run is 1.2km
Ave Annual Snowfall 300 cms
Terrain Beginner 31%
Terrain Intermediate 25%
Terrain Advanced 44%
Ski in / Ski out No

Trail Map

Other Activities

At Mt Norquay, there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience.

You can enjoy spectacular ice walks in frozen canyons, snowshoeing, dogsledding, horse sleigh rides, hot springs, ice fishing, tubing, snowmobile tours, fat biking, pond ice hockey, heli sight-seeing, ice skating and winter wildlife viewing. The options are endless in this winter wonderland.

Discover Banff & It’s Wildlife
Keep your eyes peeled for deer, elk, moose, and big-horned sheep! This three hour tour will include some of the most scenic and historically significant highlights of Banff, such as the Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, Hoodoos Lookout, and Lake Minnewanka.

Discover Lake Louise
Take the day to explore postcard-perfect Lake Louise! Travel by guided bus tour to Lake Louise, along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway. With 4 hours free time at Lake Louise you will have plenty of time to explore on your own, rent a pair of skates and glide along the lake, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride, or warm up with a hot drink at the elegant Chateau Lake Louise and soak up the views.

Snowshoe Tour to Marble Canyon
Crunch through the fresh powder as you hike on snowshoes through the Marble Canyon, a 40-metre deep gorge worn away over centuries by the rushing waters of Tokumn Creek. After your crisp winter walk through the canyon, enjoy a uniquely Canadian treat of hot maple taffy poured into snow to make a sweet frozen dessert.

Johnston Canyon Icewalk
Travel through prime wildlife habitat and admire the frozen waterfalls of Johnston Canyon. This popular ice walk will lead you along steel catwalks built into the canyon walls, past the lower falls and to the breathtaking upper icefalls. Learn the history and formation of the canyon before stopping for refreshments and the chance to take in the surrounding scenery.

Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk
Heighten your senses, appreciate the darkness and enjoy the silence of a night beneath the stars! Follow your guide to Johnston Canyon’s lower falls along suspended catwalks, through a natural tunnel onto the viewing platform beside the cascading falls. As you return take the opportunity to turn off your headlamp and let the light of the moon and stars guide you back through the pine forest.

Kicking Horse Day Trip
Take a day trip to one of the most thrilling ski resorts in Canada. The Powder Express Shuttle will arrive right as the gondola opens so you can get in as many runs as you like. With plenty of steep runs and deep fluffy powder, Kicking Horse offers adrenaline pumping vertical runs, tree runs, steep chutes and wide-open bowls.

Ice Hockey Game
Listen to the roar of the crowd and watch players glide across the ice. Your trip wouldn’t be complete without a fun filled evening at a Calgary Flames hockey game!

Get to know friendly Canadian Huskies as you learn to harness and handle the dogs, before heading out on the snow-covered trails through the Canadian Wilderness.

Kicking Horse Snowmobiling
After being picked up from your Banff hotel you will head to Kicking Horse to experience the excitement and thrill of driving a snowmobile through the magnificent Rocky Mountains! You will be guided through the mountain trails on your own 600cc snowmobile, travel along the edge of an alpine valley and enjoy the panoramic views before stopping for a delicious mountainside BBQ lunch by the fire.

More Activities

  • Banff Hot Springs
  • Ice Skating
  • Cross country skiing
  • Tubing
  • Tobogganing

Getting There

Getting to Mt Norquay

Getting to Mt Norquay is easy!
Calgary International Airport is the closest airport only a 1.5 hour scenic drive to Banff and then another 6 kms to Mt Norquay along the Trans-Canada highway.

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.


Mt Norquay has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.

Photo Credits:  Mt. Norquay | Dan Evans | Reuben Krabbe

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