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5 Reasons that Winter Holidays at Mt Norquay are magical.

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1. Snow tubing at Banff’s closest tubing park

Enjoy the thrill of rocketing down in an inflated tube. Whether you’re experienced on the slopes or have never been skiing, Tubing is a fantastic family and friends activity. Young adventurers at 42” up to the young at heart can try Snow tubing. Norquay’s snow tube park, the first in the Banff area, has a magic carpet and large sliding lanes to go down along with your group of friends or your family. It’s a unique way to enjoy the slopes, and more fun than peanut butter and a dog.

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Zen and the art of snowmaking

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How Mt Norquay opens early and maintains its runs

As skiing and snowboarding rose in popularity through the last 90 years, ski resorts were faced with an interesting challenge: how to keep the ski experience the same with larger numbers of skiers gracing the slopes over the longest season possible.

The 3 main advances in ski area technology have been lift systems, machine grooming systems, and snow-making. In this article I’ll dive into the behind the scenes world of snow-making.

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