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Address: Mount Norquay Access Road, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-4421
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Family-friendly Mt. Norquay offers outstanding conditions for beginner...

Family-friendly Mt. Norquay offers outstanding conditions for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. Since its opening in 1926, Mt. Norquay continues to be the locals’ gem. Famous for being the training ground of Olympic and World Cup athletes, and with excellent beginner terrain, everyone will love this small, family-friendly resort.

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First time skiers, great experience!

We are first time skiers and went to Mt. Norquay for two days of lessons. All I can say is what a great time we had. James our instructor was very patient and explained everything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Todd F
Cypress, Texas

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are first time skiers and went to Mt. Norquay for two days of lessons. All I can say is what a great time we had. James our instructor was very patient and explained everything very well. Everyone we encountered form the folks at the ski school, to the rental shop, to the restaurant staff was great. We will definitely... More 

Thank Todd F
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only snowboarded once before in my life. Decided to go to Mt Norqauy for a couple lessons and the instructor had me going up the chair lift and going down the slopes within an hour. Really good instructor and knows his stuff. If your looking at getting some amazing lessons this season definitely ask for Nathan..

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Calgary, Alberta
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This can be an interesting mountain to ski if it is cold enough and there is lots of snow. This hill is readily available from the Banff town site and has a cross section of skiing, just the most limited of all Banff area ski hills.

Thank oilace1
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great ski area, well maintained and only a short drive from Banff town. Love the summer sightseeing chair lift, breathtaking views and much quieter than the other gondola in Banff. Highly recommended.

Thank Banfflady99
Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The majority of visitors to Banff Alberta have either heard of or travelled on the Gondolo to the top of Sulpher Mountain. There is another way in which you can look down on Banff; this time from the opposite ( north ) side of the Bow Valley. The Mount Norquay chairlift will take you up to a height of 2090... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Great views"... Well worth the easy drive from Banff Watch out for the mountain sheep by the roadside

Thank WanderingPaddy
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Mt. Norquay is one of the oldest ski areas in North America as is evidenced by the Big Chair, the North American. The hill is small by most standards with 20-something runs but has something for almost everyone. The North American chair has steeps and bumps, and the rest of the hill is usually groomed to perfection. The terrain park... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We took the chair lift up Mt Norquay and when we got to the top it was a bit disappointing. There is a small bistro at the top, and a small viewing area for pictures, but that's it. No trailheads or other things to do or see once you get to the top. The chair lift ride is pleasant and... More 

Thank DBoell
David J, Public Relations Manager at Mt. Norquay, responded to this review

Hello DBeoll, Thanks for taking the time to review our sightseeing chairlift and lookout. I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed your ride up and the incredible views overlooking Banff at 7,000ft. Unfortunately, the steep and rugged terrain atop the chair lift doesn't allow for many trailheads; however we do offer guided tours on our newly installed Via Ferrata. The Via... More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

What a great find! - We really enjoyed the drive up and down the mountain - it's very scenic and saw a herd of Bighorn sheep as well as a very large herd of Elk. The bull Elks were bellowing. The day we went up the lift (late afternoon) we were the only ones at the top of the mountain.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We opted to catch the chairlift to the top of mount norquay though there are other options available. The view at the top was breathtaking and we were entertained by a couple of cheeky chipmunks - I had never seen these creatures before but fell in love immediately. There is a restaurant up the top - not that we took... More 

Thank Natasha P

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