Today is the last day of the ski season for Banff’s closest ski area, Mt. Norquay, as it’s the first of the Big 3 to close out the 2013-14 season.
But fear not, friends, the fun is far from over as Mt. Norquay turns its full attention to opening a brand new summer climbing activity for Banff National Park, the Via Ferrata.
Italian for ‘Iron Path’, the Via Ferrata climbing experience will take you to the cliffs above the ski area as you’re lead by a certified guide and assisted by a fixed anchoring system of cables, ladders and a suspension bridge. The exposure is real, but so is the safety.
No climbing experience is necessary for your time on the Norquay rocks. All you need to have is the physical ability to climb a ladder, an appreciation for the outdoors and a spirit for adventure.
Climbers are rewarded at the top with some of the most unique and stunning views of Banff.
Scheduled to open this June, you can read more about the Via Ferrata experience on the Mt. Norquay website.
The Lake Louise Ski Resort will open its summer sightseeing gondola on May 15, allowing access to some the best mountain vistas and grizzly bear viewing in the area. Visitors should also check out the highly recommended Sunshine Meadows day hike, open during the summer months. Read on for full details on our resort summer activities.
Meanwhile we still have 4 weeks of skiing remaining as the Lake Louise Ski Resort is open until May 11 and Sunshine Village open until May 19. See our full event listing as we continue to celebrate spring in Canada.