Mount Norquay

The Town of Banff is an easy destination to get to: by car, by train, by tour operators or by plane. The nearest airport to Banff National Park is Calgary International (YYC), located 100 kilometres to the east of the Park and is serviced by direct flights from many major cities in the United States, and all over the world.

Mount Norquay really delivers one sweet ride. Read about it here. 

Mount Norquay: it’s only 5 minutes from Banff.

We’re the closest ski resort to both Banff and Canmore. And we’re only an hour away from Calgary. Bragging? Maybe a little. We can’t help but be a bit proud that we can offer such a great ski experience so close to home.

Getting there:


At 112 km (69 miles) from the Calgary City limits, Norquay is a short 1 hour drive on the Trans-Canada Highway. Head west on Highway 1, then take the second Banff exit, turn right on Mt. Norquay rd. and you’ll be skiing or riding in under an hour. – Google Map Directions


6 km from Downtown Banff on the Mt. Norquay access road – Google Map Directions


25 km West on Trans-Canada Highway #1 - Google Map Directions

Mountain Statistics

Transportation: Daily bus service from Banff Springs hotel and Mount Royal Hotel.

Area Elevation: Base – 1680 meters (5,500 feet) Top – 2450 meters (8,040 feet)


  • Base: 503 meters, 1,650 feet

  • Summit: 2,450 meters, 8,040 feet

  • Vertical Rise/ Drop: 503 meters, 1,650 feet

Longest Run: 1167 meters (3,828 feet)

Skiable Terrain: 28 runs spread over 190 acres

Parks/Pipes: 1 (Najibska)

Terrain Difficulty:

  • 20% Beginner

  • 36% Intermediate

  • 28% Advanced

  • 16% Expert


  • Regular: early December to mid-April

  • Night Skiing: Fridays 5:00pm to 10:00pm from Jan 7th to March 25th - Wednesdays 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm from Jan 26th to March 23rd

Lifts: 5 (1 High speed quad, 2 Quads, 1 Double, 1 Surface Lift)
Total Lift Capacity
: 7,000 people per hour

Comfortable Capacity: 2,800 people per day

Average Snowfall: 300 cm (120 inches)

Snowmaking: 85% of skiing terrain

Alpine Skiing/Snowboarding?  Yes

Groomed Nordic Skiing Trails? Yes

On hill child Care? Yes

Hours of Operation

  • Cascade chair from 9 am to 4 pm
  • Magic Carpet from 9 am to 4 pm
  • Spirit chair from 9 am to 4 pm
  • Mystic chair from 9 am to 3:40 pm
  • Daycare open 9 am to 4 pm
  • Rentals available from 8:30 am to 4:15 pm
  • Retail shop 9 am – 4 pm
  • Ski / snowboard lessons available - Check back soon
  • Lone Pine pub open 11 am – 5 pm
  • Cafétéria from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm
  • Customer services from 8 am to 4:30 pm
  • Friday night skiing – Check back soon
  • Wednesday night skiing - Check back soon

Trail Map

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