Mount Norquay Ski Resort

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Mount Norquay Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of Alberta in Canada. The resort is in the town of Banff, AB.

We recently ranked all of Alberta's ski resorts, so you can see where Mount Norquay stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

Mount Norquay is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Mount Norquay around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Mount Norquay Mountain Resort Terrain Overview

Mount Norquay has a total of 60 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mount Norquay is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 190 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 77 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Mount Norquay's slopes see on average 118 inches (36 m) of snowfall a year. That is almost 9 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
190(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall
118"(3,597 cm)

Mount Norquay Ski Resort Elevation

Mount Norquay Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 8,038 feet, or 2,450 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,388 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,650 feet (503 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 8,038 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
8,038'(2,450 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,650'(503 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
6,388'(1,947 m)

Mount Norquay Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
46.9out of 100
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Mount Norquay can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 62% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Mount Norquay has 190 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Mount Norquay is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 38% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 62%.
Green Circle
38%(72 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
25%(48 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
37%(70 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Mount Norquay Ski Resort good for beginners?

Mount Norquay can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 62% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Mount Norquay Ski Resort Location

Mount Norquay Ski Resort is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Banff, AB.

Banff, AB T0L Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
51.20300, -115.60000

Getting to Mount Norquay Mountain Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mount Norquay Ski Resort), its coordinates of 51.20300, -115.60000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Banff, AB to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mount Norquay Ski Resort.

Calgary International AirportYYCCalgary, AB111 km
Edmonton International AirportYEGEdmonton, AB271 km

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mount Norquay.

Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International AirportYXCCranbrook, BC177 km
Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional AirportYCGCastlegar, BC256 km
Lethbridge County AirportYQLLethbridge, AB264 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mount Norquay Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mount Norquay Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Banff Sunshine VillageBanff, AB8,957 ft79%15 km
Nakiska SkiKananaskis, AB7,415 ft58%43 km
Lake LouiseLake Louise, AB8,652 ft64%47 km
Fortress Mountain ResortKananaskis, AB8,400 ft56%50 km
Panorama Mountain VillagePanorama, BC7,875 ft71%94 km
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski AreaFairmont Hot Springs, BC5,200 ft42%97 km
WinSport (Canada Olympic Park)Calgary, AB4,100 ft31%97 km
Kicking HorseGolden, BC8,218 ft88%101 km
Innisfail Ski HillInnisfail, AB3,133 ft13%146 km

Mount Norquay Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation8,038 ft
Base Elevation6,388 ft
Vertical Drop1,650 ft
(38% Beginner,  25% Intermediate,  37% Expert)
Skiable Acres190
Avg. Annual Snowfall118 inches
Mount Norquay Ski Resort Mountain Stats
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Chris Cagle

I love traveling the United States. I hunt down fantastic places to visit in the summer and great slopes to ski down in the winter. The first national park I ever visited was the Smokies, but since then, I've been to dozens. However, my favorite by far has been Zion.