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Ski Banff @ Norquay

Ski Banff @ Norquay
P.O. Box 1520
Banff, Alberta  T1L 1B4
Canada
Tel: (403) 762-4421 
Fax: (403) 762-8133
E-Mail:
info@banffnorquay.com
Web: www.banffnorquay.com

Ski Banff @ Norquay is widely considered to be Banff's best kept secret! This Banff ski hill has been a family tradition since 1926. Here, skiers and boarders will find groomed conditions as well as lessons for those looking to brush up. For those searching for Banff snowboarding, you will find a great Snowboard Park. Everything from beginner slopes to double black diamond runs is here, all against the backdrop of Banff National Park. One of the premier spots for Canadian Rockies skiing and snowboarding, Norquay offers excellent downhill opportunities for all skill levels. 

Location:

6 kilometers (4 miles) from the town of Banff, Alberta Canada and 120 kilometers (75 miles) along the Trans Canada HWY 1 from Calgary, Alberta and the International Airport.
Transportation: Daily bus service from most hotels and motels in the town of Banff to the ski area (Max 20 min).
Area Elevation: Base - 1636 meters (5350 feet)
Top - 2133 meters (7000 feet)
Slopes: Vertical Rise - 503 meters (1650 feet)
Longest Run - 1167 meters (3828 feet)
SKIING TERRAIN - 28 runs spread over 190 acres
Slope Difficulty:
Beginner 28%
Intermediate 36%
Advanced 28%
Expert 16%
Skiing Season: Pre-Season: November 6 to November 28 (Racing Only)
Regular: early December to mid-April (Open to Public)
Night Skiing Friday Nights Only - 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Jan. - Mar.)
Hours of Operation 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily
Lifts: 1 High speed quad chairlift
2 Fixed grip quad chairlifts
1 Double chairlift
1 Surface lift
Total Lift Capacity: 7000 people per hour
Comfortable Capacity: 2800 people per day
Average Snowfall: 300 cm (120 inches)
Snowmaking: 90% of skiing terrain
Slope Difficulty Breakdown:
Skill Level % Meters Feet
Beginner 20% 3 276 m 10 750 ft
Intermediate 36% 5 897 m 19 349 ft
Advanced 28% 4 587 m 15 050 ft
Expert 16% 2 621 m 8 600 ft
Total - 28 Runs   16 382 m 53 749 ft
Lift Statistics:
Lift Name Vertical Rise Length
A. North American 396 m (1300 ft) 945 m (3100 ft)
B. Sundance Tow 10 m (39 ft) 64 m (854 ft)
C. Cascade Chair 122 m (400 ft) 579 m (1900 ft)
D. Spirit Quad Chair 196 m (630 ft) 654 m (2154 ft)
E. Mystic Express Chair 395 m (1297 ft) 1016 m (3334 ft)
Terrain: 20% Novice; 36% Intermediate; 28% Advanced; 16% Expert
Skiable Acres: 162 acres - 25 runs
Season: Early December to mid-April
Top Elevation: 7,000 feet (2133 m)
Vertical Drop: 1650 feet (2133 m)
Base Elevation: 5350 feet (1636 m)
Amenities: Licensed visitor services complex, ski school, rental shop, day care, night skiing, snowboard park, accommodations in nearby Banff

 





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