Here in Banff National Park, there’s a whole world to discover after the sun sets on the SkiBig3 slopes, and we’re not just talking about downtown Banff’s nightlife. In fact, the closest resort to the town of Banff, Mt. Norquay, is just a 10-minute journey away and offers unique nighttime activities and entertainment. From one-of-a-kind events to hot laps by moonlight, here are five ways to have a great time at Mt. Norquay at night.
1. Night Skiing
Mt. Norquay is the only ski resort in the national park to offer night skiing! From mid-December to early Spring (this will vary from season to season), skiers and riders can take to the slopes on Friday and Saturday nights to enjoy fresh cord on the Casacade Chair. Come check it out between 5-9 pm, valid with a SkiBig3 Lift Ticket if you have already used your scan at Mt. Norquay or one of our other resorts previously within the same day.
2. Night Tubing
Free the feet, free the mind! For the kids and kids and heart, night tubing will be an excellent activity to give a whirl. Night tubing hours of operation are the same for night skiing. Enjoy eight lanes to glide or spin down with friendly staff to help you out. Tubing is suitable for all ages, including children aged 4 and over, however they must be a minimum of 42 inches tall. The Snow Tube Park also includes a small sliding area, and a kids’ play area. Tubing is included with a SkiBig3 Lift Ticket if you have already been skiing during the day at Mt. Norquay or one of our other resorts.
3. Starlight Dinner
For one of the most truly unique dining experiences in Banff National Park, look no further than Mt. Norquay’s Starlight Dinner’s at the historic Cliffhouse Bistro. On two evenings in February and March, enjoy an evening at 7,000 ft with enchanting views and an alpine-inspired, five-course meal with carefully selected wine pairings. Your starlit experience begins with a ride on the North American chairlift to the iconic 1950s teahouse.
4. Lone Pine Pub Après
From Apres Ski Trivia to Stay and Apres Tasting sesssions, Mt. Norquay’s Lone Pine pub has fun and delcious ways to end your mountain day the right way – by going straight from the chair to cheers! Check out their craft cocktail menu, created in collaboration with Park Distillery Restaurant and Bar with recipes from 12 local Banff bartenders. Or, check out their new brews on tap from Banff Ave Brewing Co. – ‘Ride and Dry’ and ‘Norquay 94’.
5. Lifts of Love
Tired of endless swiping with no results? It’s time to get off the app and on the lift! Join Mt. Norquay this Valentine’s Day for Lifts of Love – their fresh take on speed dating. Spend the evening on a high-speed Quad to the heart and meet someone new on every chair! This year, Lifts of Love lands right on Valentine’s Day. For the speediest way to find Mr or Mrs Right in the Bow Valley, mark your calendars because this is the Valentine’s Day event for you!
Want to experience Mt. Norquay at night for yourself? Call our in-Banff SkiBig3 Vacation Planners today at 1-844-754-2443 or plan your next Canadian Rockies ski vacation online. Great Ski & Stay Packages available now.