Banff Mount Norquay
- Type: Skiing
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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Although it is the smallest of Banff's three ski areas, Banff Mount Norquay -- just north of Banff Town -- is lauded as the best skiing locale for families because it offers daycare for children and ski and snowboard instruction for ages 6 (or 8 for snowboarding) and up. Mount Norquay is also home to the "North American," one of the steepest slopes on the continent; the ride to the summit offers a great aerial view of Banff Town. You can get your adrenaline pumping with some of Mount Norquay's night skiing, or you can head off on one of the area's trails for a cross-country hike. Complete an adventure-filled day with a hearty meal at the Cascade Lodge.
The slopes generally open at 9 a.m. and close around 4 p.m. Day passes cost C$55 for adults and C$17 for children. Check the website for more information.