Ski Banff Norquay, Canada
Starting with the first ski runs cut in 1926, Ski Banff Mount 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, up to the heart pounding double black diamond runs that will challenge any expert.
Banff 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 Banff Norquay regulars, the Upper Lone Pine and Gun Run are a dynamite black-diamond duo.
Three more chairs climb up parallel ridges and serve the ski area's beginner and 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.
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.
Banff Norquay is the closest ski resort to Banff.