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Mount Norquay

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Inns of Banff
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About Inns of Banff

The Inns of Banff is a deluxe property of 180 rooms. Bedrooms at Inns of Banff are extra large. Most rooms have a private balcony - many with spectacular mountain views. A mini-fridge (in most rooms), coffee maker, satellite television, telephone, hairdryer, radio and double bathroom vanity are standard to all rooms at Inns of Banff. Downtown Banff is just a short walk or a short ride on the Banff Roam Bus transit system.
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Silver Creek Lodge
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About Silver Creek Lodge

Experience Mountain Zen at Silver Creek Lodge, Canmore. Silver Creek Lodge is Canmore, Alberta's premier luxury hotel. With its fully self-catering condo suites and hotel rooms, Silver Creek Lodge is a Canmore experience to remember. There are many hotels in Canmore, but there is only one Mountain Zen. This is your destination - the beginning of an adventure that will rejuvenate your soul and replenish your spirit for living. It is a place to return, time and time again. Resort amenities include the highly rated Wild Orchid (Asian-fusion) Bistro and Lounge, the beautiful Bodhi Tree Spa, Silver Creek health and fitness facilities plus three outdoor Zen-inspired hot tubs for deep relaxation after a day taking in the fresh mountain air. Silver Creek Lodge offers a relaxing environment with all the comforts of a cosmopolitan lifestyle featuring luxurious and uniquely designed condominiums and hotel rooms.
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Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa
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About Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

The impressive hand-hewn logs that accent the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa's exterior and lobby create the spectacular ambiance of this mountain lodge. Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa's massive fieldstone fireplace that dominates the lobby invites you to relax in front of warm crackling flames. The Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa features 195 well-appointed rooms with triple-sheet bedding, including 6 spectacular loft suites. Facilities at the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa include The Keg Steakhouse and Bar, free underground parking, exercise room, steam room and 26-person hot pool, as well as the Red Earth Spa. Downtown Banff shops and restaurants are accessible via a pleasant 10-minute walk or a short ride on the Banff Roam Bus transit system. The friendly and outgoing staff at Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa are always happy to provide information or suggestions on any of Banff's many exciting activities.
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Season Total
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About Mount Norquay
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Mountain Stats of Mount Norquay

The Mountain

  • Year Established
    1926
  • 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
  • Predicted Days Open This Winter Season
    157
  • Days Open Last Winter Season
    164

Snowfall & Weather

  • Average Winter High
    -1.5°C
  • Average Winter Low
    -12.2°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
  • Terrain Parks
    Norquay Terrain Park

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 feet305 metres 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.
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