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SKI Canada - Alberta

Banff (Mount Norquay)

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Mount Norquay is the closest of the three mountains included on the SkiBig3 lift pass when you stay in Banff. Your lift pass allows you to ski/ride Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village, and Lake Louise. Only 15 minutes from Banff a quick getaway for the family and you get those ski legs back in action. A fabulous Canadian style day lodge allows the nonskier to relax, read a book and watch friends and family ski the slopes.

 

RECOMMENDATION

Sometimes you discover a place so rare, it changes your life forever. It’s a sudden connection between people and the natural world that instantly brings both to life. It’s real, overwhelming and unforgettable. Join the SkiBig3 Guided ski/board days for a memorable one or 3 days led by Certified Ski & Snowboard professionals. 3 days will cover all three resorts Mount Norquay, Sunshine and Lake Louise. Intermediate and above levels , groups are broken into ski set. Contact us to book and for more information.



FACTS & STATS



 
Base Elevation

BASE ELEVATION


1,676 metres / 5,500 feet

Peak Elevation

PEAK ELEVATION


2,450 metres / 8,040 feet

Vertical Rise

VERTICAL RISE


503 metres / 1,650 feet

Annual Snowfall

ANNUAL SNOWFALL


305 centimetres / 120 inches

trails

TRAILS


38

Lifts

LIFTS


5

Skiable terrain

SKIABLE TERRAIN


77 hectares / 190 acres

Season

SEASON


November to April


WEATHER



BANFF WEATHER


ACCOMMODATION


 

ALBERTA

Fairmont Banff Springs

★★★★

This majestic world famous 768 roomed luxury hotel is full of history and fascinating stories. The guest rooms range from a Fairmont room to a Signature room which is fit for royalty. Don't forget to sign up for the Fairmont Presidents Club which has a range of benefits including complimentary internet access register at www.fairmont.com/fpc/benefits/

Features: Shuttle to Ski Areas/ Indoor & Outdoor Pools/ Hot Tubs/ Willow Spa & Health/ Fitness Centre/ Shops & Boutiques/ Laundry Service/ Concierge

 
ALBERTA

Moose Hotel, Banff

★★★★

Designed with a mountain elegance featuring a rooftop health club and spa with impressive views of the Rocky Mountains. Rooms range from a hotel room to two bedroom suites.Amenities include the Meadow Spa & Pools with 10 treatment rooms and private outdoor hot pool, a bright indoor swimming pool and exercise room on the 3rd floor, and 2 spectacular rooftop hot pools with views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Features: Complimentary Roam Bus Passes/ Free Wi-Fi/ Pacini Italian Restaurant/ Meadow Spa and Pools/Exercise Room/Suites with Kitchen Nook

ALBERTA

The Fox Hotel & Suites

★★★★

The perfect location on Banff Ave close to downtown Banff with 116 rooms from a hotel room to two bedroom suites. These are a fantastic option with a kitchenette for those long stays. A great feature is the unique style cave and basin hot pool with an open roof.

Features: Restaurant & Bar/ Heated Underground Parking/ Cave and Basin Hotpool/ Red Earth Spa/ Sauna/ Fitness Room/ Free Continental Breakfast/ Communal Laundry/ Complimentary Banff Bus.

 
ALBERTA

Elk + Avenue Hotel

★★★★

Located just steps away from the vibrant Banff town and in keeping with its mountain surroundings is the Elk + Avenue. Fully renovated in 2016 its 162 guest rooms have a modern meets rustic feel. It is ideal for those seeking convenient access to all that Banff has to offer.

Features: On-Site Restaurant/ Complimentary Wi-Fi / Jacuzzi And Dry Sauna/ Coin-Operated Laundry/ Full-Size Ski Locker

ALBERTA

Hidden Ridge Resort

★★★★

This is located on Tunnel Mountain overlooking Banff in a stunning, peaceful alpine setting. There are 4 premier king suites with private outdoor hot tubs and 107 condo style units.With so few choices of apartments in Banff , Hidden Ridge Resort is a hidden gem. Rooms range from a king suite with hot tub to a premier two bedroom with loft

Features: Woodburning fireplace/ Wi-Fi/ Complimentary Banff Bus/ Outdoor Hot Tubs/ Sauna/ Full Kitchen/ Communal Laundryl

 
ALBERTA

Banff Caribou Lodge

★★★★

This 184 cozy mountain style hotel is located on Banff Ave and a short stroll to downtown Banff. There are 6 loft jacuzzi suites that have a two person tub with stunning views. The Caribou has an onsite restaurant and spa along with a 26 person jetted hot pool, steam room and exercise room. Rooms are standard hotel with coutyard views, superior with exterior view, Corner loft Jacuzzi Suite and Mountain Loft Jacuzzi Suite.

Features: Laundry service / Ski storage / Onsite parking / Spa / Wi Fi/ Exercise room/ Jetted hot pool/Restaurant/ Onsite Ski School



ACTIVITIES


Free Mountain Tour

Free Mountain Tours

Make some new friends and join a free mountain tour and learn about the resort, local history and fun places to visit.

Frozen Ice Walks

Frozen Ice Walks

Banff National Park has some of the most stunning scenery and wildlife. While you are there take some time to explore breathtaking frozen waterfalls, geology and the opportunity to see wildlife. There are two great walks that you can take with a guide Johnston Canyon is where you walk on a steel walkway built into the canyon and Grotto Canyon Icewalk where you walk along a frozen creek bed. Ask us for more information about booking these stunning ice walks.

Calgary Flames Ice Hockey

Calgary Flames Ice Hockey 0 NHL

Go and see the (NHL) Calgary Flames ice hockey team in fast paced action in the famous Calgary Saddledome. This is great fun for all the family and you will get up to speed with the rules for this sport which is the Canadian equivalent of NZ rugby. The packages include return transport from Banff and the ticket to the game. Contact us for more information and home game schedule.



GETTING THERE


  • LOCATION
  • 129kms west of Calgary

  • CLOSEST AIRPORT
  • Calgary Airport

  • TRANSFER
  • 1.5 mins from Calgary Airport

  • CAR HIRE
  • Yes from Calgary Airport

  • FLIGHT
  • Fly to Vancouver and connect with a domestic flight to Calgary

    Please note there are several options available for flights via the US. Stopovers can be arranged in Vancouver, Los Angeles, and San Fransico. Contact us today at infoski@hot.co.nz



OTHER SKI RESORTS IN ALBERTA

Lake LouiseSunshine Village  

OTHER SKI RESORTS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

Big White Panorama   Revelstoke Mountain  Silver Star   Sun Peaks   Whistler Blackcomb   Whistler Village


 

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