Powder Highway: Mt Norquay Ski Resort
- Complimentary shuttle service from Banff & Lake Louise hotels
- Free Hot Springs and Whyte Museum admission with a 3+ day SkiBig3 ticket
Norquay stats, pros & cons
- Top: 2133m
- Base: 1630m
- Drop: 503m
- Area: 0.78 km2
- Number of runs: 74
- Green: 20%
- Blue: 36%
- Black Diamond: 28%
- Double Diamond: 16%
- Longest run: 1.16km
- 4 chairlifts
- 2 surface lifts
- Snow making?: Yes (85% of area)
- Average annual snowfall: 3m
Pros of Norquay ski resort
- Superb views.
- Great, old-school community atmosphere
- Small but brilliantly formed
- Good food in the mountain base café and inspired by Whitewater resort
- A good mix of slopes with something for everyone
- Great expert test piece with Lone Pine.
- Ideal for a day or two of skiing
- Great alternative to the larger SkiBig3 resorts.
Cons of Norquay ski resort
- Might feel a little old school and small but it depends what you like.
- Snowfall record is less than Lake Louise and Sunshine Village.
What we discovered at Norquay
- This is a resort with a history – and dates back to the 1940s
- There are many skiing stars of the past that learned to ski at Norquay
- Many groomers and great learner terrain…
- …And some great steeps, too…
- Including the steepest of all, Lone Pine, which is considered a right of passage.
- After three weeks of skiing the Powder Highway we were both very capable of tackling Lone Pine (thankfully!).
- Norquay was a great finisher to our superb Powder Highway ski-drive in British Columbia.