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Tyler @ Norquay

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Blast from the ski past – which was the best 80s character?

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Do you ever get the feeling that you missed one of the best decades because you either were too young, or even worse, not born yet?

I wake up in cold sweat every night thinking about the 80s in this light. For this reason, March 4th is circled about 57 times on my Calendar. It’s my favourite day of the year and lets me be a part of my favourite decade when the cassette reigned supreme and Alf ruled the TV airwaves.

That’s right 80s has some of the best character archetypes that skiing has ever created. If you don’t know what I’m talking about let me guide you through the in’s and outs of 80s Hot-dogging-ski-culture.

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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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