Mt Norquay to celebrate skiing legend Eddie Hunter on Opening Day

Mt Norquay to celebrate skiing legend Eddie Hunter on Opening Day

Ceremony to include run dedication, VIP speakers, film screening and reception

Mt. Norquay, Banff, Alberta
Mt. Norquay has been Eddie Hunter's second home for more than eight decades now.
Photo courtesy of Banff Lake Louise Tourism

BANFF, AB — Mt. Norquay kicks off its 86th season of continuous operation this week by renaming the HooDoo ski run in Eddie Hunter's name.

The run, located in part of Norquay’s newly expanded beginner terrain, which can be accessed by the new mid-unload on the Spirit Chair, is no stranger to Eddie Hunter, as he’s been skiing there since the 1930’s. In recognition of his dedication to the resort in Banff, AB., Mt. Norquay will honour the long-standing resident.

“If Mt. Norquay was a person, it would be Eddie Hunter,” said Norquay’s General Manager Andre Quenneville. “After all he’s done for our family resort and the Banff ski community, we’re thrilled to give Eddie a piece of the mountain.”

Who is Eddie Hunter?

Eddie Hunter started skiing at Banff's Mt. Norquay in the 1930s and has logged over 5500 days of skiing since. He’s written a definitive history of the famed local mountain and continues to be a volunteer-host up at Mt. Norquay. Eddie Hunter is the quintessential Banff skier.

All Season’s Pass holders are invited to join Eddie and the rest of the Hunter family for the run dedication and reception on December 3rd from 3-5 pm at Mt. Norquay. Select members of the Banff community will speak and share stories about Eddie and he’ll be showing his 40-year old film about the history of the resort.

Due to huge early season snowfall, all lifts and runs at Mt. Norquay will be 100% open this weekend.

Just as Eddie likes it.

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