Starting with the first ski runs cut in 1926, Ski Norquay now encompasses a wide variety of terrain to suit everyone. Terrain ranges from gentle beginner runs that provide areas to build confidence and skill, to heart pounding double black diamond runs that will challenge any expert.
Norquay's long-standing reputation for challenge is based on the first runs you see upon approaching the area: a quintet of super-steep, mogul-studded freefalls served by the original Norquay double chair. For hardcore Norquay regulars, no runs anywhere can match Upper Lone Pine and Gun Run, a dynamite black-diamond duo as demanding as any trails in the Rockies. Memorial Bowl isn't a bowl at all but a generous, consistent swath with an average 34-degree pitch that rarely feels the blade of a snowcat. Even the North American, the easiest of these runs, legitimately earns its black diamond.
Three more chairs climb up parallel ridges and serve the area's beginner & intermediate runs. In addition to a small, sheltered beginner slope, you'll find the Cascade Quad chair which services most of the beginner terrain and provides access to Spirit quad chair and to the long Pathfinder Express quad. This site of the resort offers a variety of long groomed cruising runs intermediate & expert. Because the terrain lies deep in a valley under some very steep summits, it has a really rugged and interesting feeling. Norquay also provides some of the most weather sheltered terrain in the area.
As morning dawns over the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies, you'll face the toughest decision of the day; which mountain to conquer? With one interchangeable lift ticket which includes free transfers from the hotel to the slopes, you can choose from three full service resorts in Banff & Lake Louise, each with its own distinctive flavour.
Ski Norquay, Lake Louise & Sunshine Village provide more than 7,700 acres of terrain and over 240 trails offering skiers and boarders of any ability countless challenges. From wide open bowls and tree lined glades covered with fresh, dry champagne powder to meticulous groomed slopes and state-of-the-art snowmaking; visitors enjoy incredible scenery, short lift lines, and guaranteed friendly hospitality including FREE guided tours. You can easily visit each ski area during your stay and choose from a wide variety of other actitivies available in the National Park. Did you know that the Big 3 has one of the longest ski seasons in North America with resorts open into May! If you haven't yet, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine this winter