12 Best Canada Ski Resorts to Visit

12. Mt Norquay – Best Ski Resort to Add on Your Holiday

Best Canada Ski Resorts to Visit

Mt Norquay is the most digestible of resorts here and the least imposing for beginners/intermediates. It’s only a 10-minute drive from the town of Banff, making it a great option to go get some runs in and still have time in town. The resort has been in operation since 1926 and offers a number of activities asides from snowboard and ski. It’s also the only mountain that offers night skiing in the area and relatively small in comparison to the other resorts of SkiBig3.

While Lake Louise and Banff Sunshine can draw a decent crowd (still few lines) Mt. Norquay is a quiet mountain. You’ll have a hard time finding crowds here and it’s the perfect place to learn how to ski with a good ski school and affordable lift ticket. They also offer snowshoe hikes, tubing, and child care. The biggest plus to Mt. Norquay for us is the proximity to the town of Banff, only a 10-minute drive. However, if you’re an advanced skier you’ll have to give it a skip for Banff-Sunshine or Lake Louise. The real appeal of this resort is for holiday makers who are interested in trying out ski or snowboard while in the Canadian Rockies.

Reasons why we love Mt. Norquay

  • 10 minutes from Banff
  • Family friendly

When is the best time to ski in Canada?

For the best conditions, I would recommend visiting Canada between December and March. You’ll have epic powder days in February, but it’s also brutally cold during this month. If you can wait until April prices will be cheaper at most Canada ski resorts. Banff Sunshine and Lake Louise sometimes operate until July!

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