The best way to discover hidden gems in mountain towns is to explore them firsthand with locals who know it best. Welcome to Mountain Recon, our snowboard travel series that dives into resorts and highlights the best terrain, après spots, places to stay, nightlife and beyond.
This episode highlights Mt. Norquay and the unique elements of this resort that's located just outside of Banff, Alberta, Canada. Join Eddie Wall as he tags along with a ripping crew of locals as they explore the mountain, indulge in tasty beverages, and get a true feel for Mt. Norquay and all it offers.
Local's Favorite Runs:
Lone Pine Trail—One of the longest vertical pitches of any trail in North America.
The North American or "Big Chair" has been shuttling riders since 1948, making it one of the oldest chairs in North America.
Just minutes from the Town of Banff, Mt. Norquay offers the only night skiing in Banff-Lake Louise, including a fully lit terrain park, and expert snowmaking on 85% of the terrain.
Cliff House Bistro— Cold beers, tasty eats, and located close to the lift.
Vertical rise: 1,650 feet
Base elevation: 5,350 feet
Top elevation: 7,000
About Travel Alberta:
Despite being polite Canadians we aren't shy about shouting it from the rooftops: Alberta is awesome! From the rugged and majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains to lively cities brimming with music, culture and nightlife to the mysterious Canadian Badlands, Alberta is a holiday destination unlike any other. The wild, natural beauty, legendary hospitality and extraordinary friendliness of this place are enough to give even the most experienced travelers goosebumps.