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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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Banff Via Ferrata Climbing Adventure
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Banff Sightseeing Chairlift

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Affordable family fun: good skiing, so-so tubing.

Mt. Norquay is located almost directly across the highway from the Banff town site so it is easy to access from Banff or Canmore. We enjoyed this hill because it does not have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great experience. Our guide was great! The course was intermediate in difficulty (I would not recommend for anyone with recent knee surgery). This kind of hike would be excellent for anyone who wants to experience in relative safety what real rock climbers experience.

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Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mt. Norquay is located almost directly across the highway from the Banff town site so it is easy to access from Banff or Canmore. We enjoyed this hill because it does not have all the expense and hype of the bigger hills like Lake Louise and Sunshine. The newer part of the development is almost all blue and green runs... More 

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Elizabeth S, Guest Relations Manager at Mt. Norquay, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review. Here at Norquay, we have been thinking so much about our summer excursions lately that we forget how exciting the winter is too. We do certainly have a family friendly atmosphere, and aim to give affordable product with comfortable atmosphere. Please come and experience our sight seeing chairlift in the summer, or... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No crowds here... just an amazing ride to an amazing peak with an amazing view! Plus an amazing restaurant!!

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually stopped here on a whim and were enticed by the chair lift as an alternative to the expensive gondola rides. It was a very sunny day and sunscreen and a hat is recommended. There's a pump jar of sunscreen available across from the ticket counter just in case! We waited a few minutes to get on. I was... More 

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Elizabeth S, Guest Relations Manager at Mt. Norquay, responded to this review

Hi there, I am so glad you enjoyed your trip on Mt. Norquay's sightseeing chairlift. It sounds like you really were able to get involved in many of the amenities that we offer. We love the fact that our chairlift offers the sweet serenity of Banff National Park without being totally surrounded by other visitors. It is a great escape... More 

Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drive up this lookout, and have an awesome view of mt rundle, it's free and it is amazing, be careful driving up, as it is steep, but so worth it....

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great evening drive as you have the sun shining down upon Banff from up top at the ski resort. It's a winding trail up and there is a lookout before the top. The drive up reminds one of Switzerland or some road in the Alps. Although it isn't very far up.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the chair lift up to the top. It's safe and the views are well worth the 7-minute trip up. The drive is also easy and spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I wanted to get some spectacular views of banff. But refused to pay over $40 each for the gondola. We stumbled across the ski lift at mount norquay. Much cheaper. This was spectacular. The ride up was fun and unique as you are in the open air on the ski lift. There is a 5 star restaurant... More 

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Elizabeth S, Guest Relations Manager at Mt. Norquay, responded to this review

Hi Kerry, I am so glad you enjoyed your time on Mt. Norquay's sightseeing chairlift. We aim to give an affordable, albeit very enjoyable, experience to all of our guests. You're right- the Cliffhouse Bistro up top the mountain has absolutely amazing cuisine (and the views aren't too shabby either!). I sincerely hope that you are able to come back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the best things we did, and we found it by accident. This ski resort isn't closed during the summer - they run their ski lift to the top of Mt Norquay during the day. There's a cafeteria-style lodge at the bottom of the lift, and a great cafe at the top. The ski lift cost $20,... More 

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Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Get up his mountain. The views are spectacular. The chair lifts to the summit and restaurant are a must. The views of Banff and rundle mountain are breathtaking. We have skied here, and summer is just as exciting. Just do it, plus it costs a lot less than Banff gondola,and has views as good if not better.

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Elizabeth S, Guest Relations Manager at Mt. Norquay, responded to this review

Hi Joanne, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! I am glad you enjoyed your high alpine dining at the Cliffhouse Bistro. We look forward to seeing you this winter for skiing. And just so you know, if you purchase a Mt. Norquay seasons pass for 2016/2017, you will have complimentary sightseeing rides all summer long! Take care, Elizabeth... More 

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