Mt Norquay Bannf Alberta 8/14/16

ciscokidciscokid expert
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The Canadian Rockies just have such a different flavor than the US, and their majesty
Is awe inspiring. The Gara venta center pole double North American lift that was the first chairlift in Canada I believe ran fast up the steep 1300 or so vert. This looks to be another " little area that rocks".

Besides excellent views of the Bow river and Banff towns it the swith back PAVED access road had several mountain goats roadside.

I will post pics Wednesday after getting back in the states. Staying in Golden BC in Kicking Horse area.

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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    A few pics

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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Few more
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    Very nice!
    - Sam
  • mapnutmapnut expert
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    First post, 3rd photo shows an abandoned practice slope opposite the base lodge. It shows on the 1982 trail map but not on the later ones. Was called Stoney Squaw and had a T-bar. I don't suppose you had a chance to scout that?
  • ski_itski_it expert
    edited August 2016 Posts: 1,587
    mapnut said:

    First post, 3rd photo shows an abandoned practice slope opposite the base lodge. It shows on the 1982 trail map but not on the later ones. Was called Stoney Squaw and had a T-bar. I don't suppose you had a chance to scout that?


    Don't  u mean the 5th or 6th (The one titled Front Face doesn't display currently) pic?

    http://www.snowjournal.com/uploads/Uploader/d7/24aa6541bd7174a7986bd784d497d6.jpg

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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Guys this
    mapnut said:

    First post, 3rd photo shows an abandoned practice slope opposite the

    base lodge. It shows on the 1982 trail map but not on the later ones. Was called Stoney Squaw and had a T-bar. I don't suppose you had a chance to scout that?

    Guys I'm so far behind in my trip reports, I have Lake Louise, Jasper tram( PHB), Schweitzer, Silver, Lookout Pass, to report on yet.

    To say a whirlwind tour, Icefields parkway is the most beautiful drive I've ever been on.


    On way to yellowstone, ski_it I'll try to get some pics of Red Lodge for you after Beartooth.
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    In the mean time if your bored look up this lift line at Lake Louiseimageimage
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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Felt right at home on the switchback entrance road to Mt Norquayimage
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  • steamboat1steamboat1 advanced
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    ciscokid said:

    Icefields parkway is the most beautiful drive I've ever been on.


    My parents say the same thing.
  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    mapnut said:

    First post, 3rd photo shows an abandoned practice slope opposite the base lodge. It shows on the 1982 trail map but not on the later ones. Was called Stoney Squaw and had a T-bar. I don't suppose you had a chance to scout that?


    Mapnut can you post the 1982 trail map?
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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
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    Map- I didn't go around to inspect the lost t bar or the north/east end of the area, looks to be quite a bit of terrain over there. This map show a high speed quad. Sorry I didn't inspect the area more thoroughly.

    https://www.skibig3.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/SB3-Norquay.pdf

    One final note, the double chair must be "fairly" new for a center pole, I had 3-4 inches of knee/ leg clearance with the safety bar down. I thought it was a Garaventa. Went pretty fast for a fixed.
  • JMaulJMaul advanced
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    image

    And a mere few weeks later we have this. Picture from Sunshine Village taken 9/11/16 
    (unknown owner, pulled from AmericanWX site)
    You ski because even if you don't do it well, it's still a blast....
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  • ciscokidciscokid expert
    edited February 12 Posts: 1,244
    Neat history here, I guess Tremblant had the first chair in canada

    http://www.skimuseum.ca/Chawkers articles/Norquay (May%20June%202011).pdf

    http://www.skimuseum.ca/Chawkers articles/Norquay (May%20June%202011).pdf
  • NELSAPNELSAP advanced
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    Here's a Google Streetview view of that lost T-bar area. JD


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