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Norquay Run Origins: Eddie Hunter

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hEaD Hunter – Eddie Hunter and 91 years of Norquay

Much like a sports team retires a jersey, Mt Norquay likes to honour some of our Bow Valley Pioneers that have been closely tied to our success and history. We will be featuring just a few of the many characters that helped us make it to our 91st birthday.

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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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Never skied? Part 2

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Part 2: What gear and clothes do I need?

With Mt Norquay’s first Toonie day coming up on December 14 we wanted to highlight the gear you need to not only get out on the slopes, but also be comfortable!

Skiing is my favourite activity in any season. The feeling is hard to describe, but once you’ve figured out the mechanics it’s like flying in a winter postcard. Who wouldn’t want that? Of course total freedom on the slopes takes years of practice, but an instructor can hugely accelerate that learning.
If you want to try out this sport here’s a quick checklist of the gear needed for skiing:

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lessons for all ages

Never skied? Part 1

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Discovery clinics at Mt Norquay

Have you wanted to try skiing but it seems a bit overwhelming with all the gear and equipment that’s needed?
Mt Norquay is promoting mountain sport through some special try skiing and snowboarding days called Discovery Clinics. Specially designed to introduce adults (16 and up) to skiing or snowboarding. Stay tuned for these special edition events here and book early as they will fill up quickly.

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snow gun at sunrise

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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