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Mount Norquay

Norquay Ski Day - March

Skiing & Snowboarding at Mt. Norquay!

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Norquay Ski Day - March
Norquay Ski Day - March

Time & Location

Mar 09, 2022, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Mount Norquay, #2 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B4, Canada

About the Event

This event is open to non-Roots families that would like to join us for a day on the slopes!

NOTE: LIFT TICKETS INCLUDED IN ALL OPTIONS (except 4/5 & Pass Holders).

Please read the details carefully to make sure you select the appropriate ticket(s) for your family.

Registration Deadline: Saturday, February 19, 2022

Minimum Numbers

We need a minimum of 20 participants to run the ski/snowboarding day, and there is a maximum of 100 participants.

Recommended Ages

Students participating in skiing and snowboarding need to be 4 years or older.  Register your 4 or 5 year-old in their age-specific class, everyone K-12 registers in Student Lessons.

Note: We require a minimum number of students participating in the 4/5 age group and adult categories in order to run lessons. Refunds will be made for those tickets purchased if the minimums are not met.

Group Lessons:

  • Ages 4 & 5 lessons are two hours.
  • Student lessons are two hours with a maximum ratio of 1:8.
  • Adult lessons will be two hours long and be adult-specific (not mixed groups with students). Minimum 3 adults per level. IF needed, like levels (ex. 1 & 2) will be combined to meet minimums. If a level cannot be offered because minimum participation has not been met you may join a student group or your ticket will be refunded.

The Canadian Ski and Snowboard Instructors Alliance certify all Mt. Norquay Snow Sports Centre instructors.

Rentals

If you are renting ski or snowboard gear from Norquay, then all gear needs to be returned by 3:30 pm. Lifts close at 4 pm so if you would like to stay longer than 3:30 pm it's recommended that you rent elsewhere.

Schedule

  • 9 - 9:30 am - Arrival and get geared up (NEED TO BE READY TO GO FOR LESSONS AT 10)
  • 10 am - 12 pm - 4 & 5, Student & Adult sessions with Norquay instructors
  • 12 pm  - Lunch break
  • 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Skiing /snowboarding with chaperones or with friends
  • 3:30 pm - Rentals need to be returned to Pro Shop

Arrival

Once you arrive, proceed to the lodge, which is the building on your right as you walk towards the ski hill. If you are renting, your rental gear will be already waiting for you in the lodge. We need to have everyone ready to start their ski/ snowboard lesson by 10 am. If you are bringing your own gear you are able to put your boots on in the lodge, there is also a storage rack in our room. Each student will receive a lift ticket from the ski/snowboard instructor at the start of their lessons. Once lessons are underway the chaperones will receive their lift ticket for the day.

Adults/Chaperones

Adults are free to ski until they are required to chaperone. The special rates for adult lift tickets have been extended to us with the understanding that adults who take advantage of these will be available to chaperone kids if required once the lessons are done. These may be your kids or other kids.

Lodge/Food Adults and siblings that are not skiing are able to stay in the lodge during the day (unless Covid regulations change). Pack a lunch or there are options for purchasing food and free wi-fi. Please see COVID regulations below for more details.

After Lessons

Once the lessons are complete, the instructors will tell the students where they can ski or snowboard based on their ability. If Norquay staff see a child ski or snowboarding on terrain that they have not been instructed to be on (i.e a green skier going down a black run) then the staff may choose to cut up the child's lift ticket and end their day of skiing early.

Clothing

Please note soft goods are not available to rent. Weather in the mountains can change without notice. We recommended that parents send their kids to Norquay with the following proper winter clothing:

  • Long underwear top and bottom
  • Ski/snowboard pants and jacket
  • Hats under helmets
  • Gloves or mitts (gore-tex/nylon outer shell)
  • Goggles
  • Neck tube or scarf (scarfs will need to be inside the jacket)
  • Please avoid cotton fabrics
  • If you have a learner, a spare of gloves is highly recommended

ABILITY LEVEL CLASSIFICATION

SKIERS (6+ years old)

  1. Never skied before.
  2. Been once or twice, familiar with sliding, familiar with equipment use & familiar with Magic Carpet.
  3. Can stop and turn on Magic Carpet, confident stopping on beginner terrain, confident turning on beginner terrain & confident use of Magic Carpet.
  4. Confident on green terrain, can stop in a snowplow on green terrain, can turn confidently in a snowplow on green terrain & familiar with the use of chairlifts.
  5. Confident on blue terrain, comfortable turning and stopping on blue terrain, can parallel turn on blue terrain, can Hockey Stop on blue terrain & familiar with the use of all types of lifts.
  6. Confident on black terrain, comfortable turning and stopping on black terrain, can parallel turn on blue terrain, comfortable in trees and bumps on blue terrain & can Hockey Stop on blue terrain.
  7. Confident anywhere on the mountain, can ski double black diamond terrain, parallel turns and Hockey Stops on black terrain, comfortable in bumps on black terrain & comfortable in tighter tree runs, on black terrain.

SNOWBOARDERS (6+ years old)

  1. Never snowboarded before.
  2. Snowboarded once or twice can side-slip on the Magic Carpet on toe/heel edge, can stop with control on beginner terrain & comfortable on Magic Carpet.
  3. Comfortable on beginner terrain, can pendulum left and right on toe/heel edge on green terrain, can stop with control on green terrain & can turn left/right on green terrain (not yet linking turns).
  4. Comfortable on green terrain, can link turns on green terrain, can pendulum toe/heel edge on blue terrain & can stop with control on blue terrain.
  5. Comfortable on blue terrain, can link turns on blue terrain, can pendulum toe/heel edge on black terrain & can stop in control on black terrain.
  6. Comfortable on black terrain, can link turns on black terrain, can link turns in moguls on blue terrain & some knowledge of small Terrain Park features.
  7. Confident Anywhere on the Mountain, Can Link Turns on Any Terrain, Can Link Turns in Moguls on Black Terrain, Can Link Turns in Treed Areas & Basic Knowledge of Terrain Park Features and Skills.

ADULTS (18+ years old)

  1. Learn To Ski or Snowboard: Never skied or snowboarded before. It covers the basic skills needed to get sliding on your own.
  2. Once or Twice: This is designed to get you from the beginner area to a groomed Green Run. You should be able to stop and change direction and move around obstacles.
  3. Green Runners: This level is designed so you can gain more confidence on all green runs and green moguls.
  4. Blue Runners: This level is designed so you can gain confidence in groomed and non groomed blue runs and green moguls.
  5. Black Diamond runners: At this level, you must be able to ski on groomed black runs in parallel. You must have constant round turns with edge grip in the fall line on any groomed black run.

Cancellation Policy:

Sorry, no refunds.

COVID Regulations

  1. The Restrictions Exemption Program is no longer in effect.  Proof of vaccination is NOT REQUIRED.
  2. Masks must be worn while waiting in line for a lift and while on the lift. Getting the kids a face warmer or snood that they can pull up while in line for the lift is easiest.
  3. Masks (non-medical masks, not balaclavas or neck gaiters) are required in the lodge except when eating or drinking at your table. Tables have been socially distanced in the lodge.
  4. Social distancing is expected.

WAIVER

IMPORTANT! The student waiver and info form (linked below) need to be filled out for each person taking a lesson or renting equipment.  The form must be filled out in advance and emailed to jenwilliams@velocitynetworks.ca BY MARCH 2 or you will not be allowed to participate. Make sure to fill in the student initials on page 1 and signature on page 3 where required. When you save the files, please save each completed student form as a separate file and name it "waiver" followed by the participant's name and the day of the ski day (example: waiver-jen-williams-march-9-2022).

There are two ways to do this:

  1.  After downloading the waiver to your computer go to https://pdfwrench.com and upload the pdf document. Use the tools on the right-hand side to fill and sign the document and save it to your computer. Clear the data on the right-hand side and re-do it for other family members. Please note that you can only add one signature to the form so if you are filling out the form for your student you will have to use the "free drawing" tool on the right side so the student can sign their name as well. Please use a computer to do this, it will be impossible to do on a phone.
  2. Download the form and fill out all the input fields for each person individually, print out and sign the document(s) and then scan each person's waiver individually, name the file as instructed, and email the file(s) to me.  

**If you have more than one participant in your group you should be emailing me more than one file.**

>> Norquay Student Info and Waiver <<

Contact

Jen Williams, 403-881-2468 or jenwilliams@velocitynetworks.ca

NOTE: LIFT TICKETS INCLUDED IN ALL OPTIONS (except 4/5 & Pass Holders).

Please read the details carefully to make sure you select the appropriate ticket(s) for your family.

Tickets

  • K-12 Ski Lesson

    Student (K-12) Lift Ticket and Ski Lesson (no rentals)

    $32.50
    Sale ended
  • K-12 Snowboard Lesson

    Student (K-12) Lift Ticket and Snowboard Lesson (no rentals)

    $32.50
    Sale ended
  • K-12 Ski Lesson & Rental

    Student (K-12) Lift Ticket, Ski Lesson, and Ski Rentals

    $48.00
    Sale ended
  • K-12 Snowboard Lesson & Rental

    Student (K-12) Lift Ticket, Snowboard Lesson and Snowboard Rentals.

    $48.00
    Sale ended
  • Adult Lift Ticket ONLY

    Adult lift ticket only - no rentals or lessons.

    $53.50
    Sold Out
  • Adult Lift & Ski Rental

    Adult Lift Ticket and Ski Rentals

    $70.00
    Sale ended
  • Adult Ski Lesson

    Adult Lift Ticket and Ski Lesson (no rentals)

    $51.00
    Sale ended
  • Adult Ski Lesson & Rental

    Adult Lift Ticket, Ski Lesson and Ski Rentals

    $66.50
    Sale ended
  • Adult Snowboard Lesson

    Adult Lift Ticket and Snowboard Lesson (no rentals)

    $51.00
    Sale ended
  • Adult Snowboard Lesson&Rental

    Adult Lift Ticket, Snowboard Lesson and Snowboard Rentals

    $66.50
    Sale ended
  • 4 & 5 Lesson ONLY

    Age 4 & 5 Ski or Snowboard Lesson ONLY (no rental, no lift ticket) **Please specify ski or snowboard under the "Anything We Should Know" section when purchasing your ticket.

    $21.00
    Sale ended
  • 4 & 5 Ski Lesson & Rental

    Age 4 & 5 ski lesson and equipment rental included in price. This age group does NOT need a lift ticket.

    $37.50
    Sale ended
  • 4 & 5 Snowboard Lesson&Rental

    Age 4 & 5 Snowboard Lesson & equipment rental included in price. Age 4 & 5 children do NOT need a lift ticket.

    $37.50
    Sale ended
  • 4-17 Pass Ski Lesson

    Norquay or Ski Big 3 pass holder - Ski lesson only (no Lift Ticket or Rental) For students or adults with appropriate passes.

    $21.00
    Sale ended
  • 4-17 Pass Snowboard Lesson

    Norquay or Ski Big 3 pass holder - Snowboard lesson only (no Lift Ticket or Rental) For students or adults with appropriate passes.

    $21.00
    Sale ended
  • 18+ Pass Ski Lesson

    Norquay or Ski Big 3 pass holder - Ski lesson only (no Lift Ticket or Rental) For adults with appropriate passes.

    $40.00
    Sale ended
  • 18+ Pass Snowboard Lesson

    Norquay or Ski Big 3 pass holder - Ski lesson only (no Lift Ticket or Rental) For adults with appropriate passes.

    $40.00
    Sale ended

Total

$0.00

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