It’s got only five lifts and is undoubtedly smaller than other Banff resorts, but Mount Norquay has some of the steepest runs in the Rockies and is the only one with lit terrain— including its park—for night turns.
Norquay’s got deep history (the first ski runs were cut in 1926) and a real local’s feel being only minutes from Banff. The resort offers free shuttle service and flexible ticket options such as tickets by the hour (for those with commitment issues), as well as half-day, full-day and night passes.
The majority of Norquay’s runs are geared towards intermediate ability and lift lines are virtually non-existent.
Come summer, you can ride the sightseeing chairlift to 2,100 metres and then try out Norquay’s via ferrata, an assisted climbing experience that takes you along four routes on the cliffs above the resort. Led by a certified guide, you’ll climb ladders, cross suspension bridges and take in unmatched views of the Bow Valley.