top

Mount Norquay

Ski Resort

Conditions for Mount Norquay
°C
°F
High
Low
Precipitation
Humidity
Wind
Feels Like Visibility UV Index Sun Rise Sun Set
High
Low
Snow Report
New Snowfall
5 cm
Last 24 Hours
5 cm
Snow Depth
59 cm
Season Total
66 cm
Large loading weather spinner
Loading Conditions...
About Mount Norquay
Metric
Imperial

Mountain Stats of Mount Norquay

The Mountain

  • Year Established
    1929
  • Summit
    2,133m
  • Base
    1,630m
  • Vertical Drop
    503m
  • Winter Season Opening
    November
  • Winter Season Closing
    Mid April
  • Summer Season Opening
    May
  • Summer Season Closing
    Mid October

Snowfall & Weather

  • Average Winter Temperature
    -11°C
  • Average Winter High
    -1.5°C
  • Average Winter Low
    -12.2°C
  • Average Summer Temperature
    10°C
  • Average Summer High
    13°C
  • Average Summer Low
    7°C
  • Annual Average Snowfall
    300cm
  • Snow Making
    65ha

Terrain

  • Total Skiable Terrain
    77ha
  • Total Number of Runs
    60
  • Green Runs
    12
  • Blue Runs
    21
  • Black Runs
    17
  • Double Black Runs
    10
  • Longest Run Length
    1.2km

Lifts

  • Total Lifts
    5
  • Uphill Capacity
    7, 000 people per hour
  • Surface Lifts
    1
  • Fixed Grip Double Chairlifts
    1
  • Fixed Grip Quad Chairlifts
    2
  • High Speed Quad Chairlifts
    1

Location

  • Resort Location
    Alberta, Canada
  • Nearest City
    Banff, Alberta
  • Distance to City
    7.4km
  • Nearest International Airport
    Calgary International Airport (YYC)
  • Distance to International Airport
    150km

About the Resort

Banff's National Park’s deep-rooted ski culture started right here, when Swiss and Austrian mountain guides arrived in Banff in the early 1900s, bringing a strong passion for skiing with them. It was ski pioneer Gus Johnson that would build ski jumps and teach local children to ski, but Banff skiing needed a place to officially call home.

Johnson started to seek out a suitable place for a ski camp, and chose a slope 1,000 feet above the town of Banff, on Mount Norquay. The rest, as they say is history.

Norquay's first ski cabin was built in 1927 and the first rope tow was installed in 1941. The North American or “Big Chair” has been providing riders with views high above the Bow Valley views since 1948, making it one of the oldest chairs in North America.

Then there’s Norquay's ski racing heritage, with the first slalom courses set back in 1929. Norquay held the North American Champions races in 1937 and still to this day hosts several competitions a season.

From humble beginnings, Norquay continues many of the traditions from its past, hosting special events such as the Annual Bruno Engler Ski Race – named after Banff-based mountain guide, photographer, ski instructor, stunt double and filmaker, Bruno Engler, who started it – this is Canada’s longest-running ski race, marking its 52nd year in 2018.

From the legendary ski racers that have claimed their glory on these slopes since the 1930s, to beginners clipping on skis for the very first time, Norquay’s for everyone. To ski or ride Norquay, is to do so completely on your own terms. Norquay is the high-action mountain with zero pressure.

Ski lines on steeper terrain or take it easy on gentle perfectly-groomed beginner runs. Guests looking to push themselves can test their tricks-status on one of many terrain parks.

Mount Norquay continues to build on its dedication to families and the locals that have skied here across generations. Norquay has maintained its place as the locals’ hill for over nine decades; it’s Banff’s backyard.

Norquay Mountain is a Banff classic, and proud of it.
  1. Overall
  2. Family Friendly
  3. Cuisine
  4. Nightlife
  5. Transit
Reviews of Mount Norquay
Filter Reviews:
0
0

Thank you

Your review has been received.

For security purposes, please verify your submission by clicking on the link in the email that we have sent to you.

Error

There was an error in the submission process.

Continue

Tell us about Mount Norquay

- / 5
- / 5
- / 5
- / 5
- / 5
Map of Mount Norquay
Resort Map
Share from your account
OR
Share from this page
Your email has been sent.