Mt Norquay



Mt Norquay Ski Resort is the best-kept secret of the Canadian Rockies. Located close to Banff, Mt Norquay offers outstanding conditions for skiers and riders of all levels.
See If You Qualify!

Grab Your Canada Brochure

Skiable Terrain Acres
Annual Snow Fall
Vertical Drop

Tell me about

Mt Norquay

Mt Norquay Ski Resort is located near the township of Banff and is famous for being the training ground of Olympic and World Cup athletes. It is a boutique ski resort that offers 503 metres of vertical and 28 trails spread across 190 acres of terrain.

Mt Norquay is a family-friendly, uncrowded resort offering sensational views and the closest ski resort to Banff. A favourite among EA Ski & Snowboard Interns, Mt Norquay is the perfect place to become an instructor offering a close-knit working environment, night skiing and guaranteed snow. This is the best-kept secret in the Canadian Rockies.

Courses Available At

Mt Norquay

Click "See What's Included" button to see inclusions for each course at this resort.

Ski Internship Plus

Ski Internship Plus

Serious about becoming a ski instructor? Train, qualify & work all in one season. Work in Canada, Japan, Switzerland, New Zealand or the USA.

See What's IncludedLearn More


  • Guaranteed Paid Job Offer
  • Course Prep & Advice
  • Visa Planning & Support
  • Welcome Pack & Schedule
  • Online login area with live updates and group chat

City Orientation*

  • Airport Meet & Greet
  • Hotel Transfer
  • Sightseeing
  • One / Two Nights Accommodation
  • Bank Accounts, Tax Numbers, Sim Cards, etc.
  • Evening Meal, Breakfast & Social Event

Please be aware that the City Orientations are an extra cost for the Internships. There is no City Orientation option available for Queenstown (NZ), Imagine Niseko (Japan), Niseko Village (Japan), Niseko GoSnow (Japan) & Rusutsu (Japan).

Arrival - At Resort

  • Meet & Greet
  • Full Season Program Manager
  • Ski Area Orientation
  • Shared Accommodation*
  • Equipment Advice & Deals
  • Social Events


* Accommodation differs from resort to resort, please speak with our team to check on this for your preferred resort. Usually accommodation is covered until the end of the level 1 exam with an option to remain at your own cost for the remainder of the season.

Training - At Resort

  • Level 1 Training
  • Level 1 Exam Fees
  • Digital Training Manuals
  • Association Membership
  • Lift Pass
  • Social Events

Rest Of Season - At Resort

  • Employee Induction
  • Start Work
  • Instructor Uniform
  • Resort Employee Season Pass
  • Additional Benefits

Internship Plus Inclusions - At Resort

  • Ongoing Analysis & Development
  • First Aid Course
  • Level 2 Training
  • Avalanche Course
Reserve Your Spot

Mt Norquay


Message from former EA Program Manager, Nigel

If skiing is your thing, check out Nigel’s ski instructor update from Norquay here and see what the training and exams are really like.

Reserve Your Spot

What it's like working at

What it's like training in

Mt Norquay

EA Ski & Snowboard Interns will live in Banff, the highest town in Canada. Banff is a bustling resort town with a fun nightlife scene.

Working as an instructor at Mt. Norquay offers great opportunities for anyone interested in pursuing their instructor career. Mt Norquay employees are well supported and provided with internal training opportunities. A high level of professionalism and organisational skills are expected, and you can expect to be busy during the holiday weeks such as Christmas and public holidays, with less work available during the remainder of the season.


Accommodation during our internship program at Mt Norquay is located at the HI Banff Hostel This is a hostel-style lodge with all the amenities you need. Keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife that regularly wanders through town. 

  • BBQ
  • Free parking
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Games room
  • Laundry room
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting room
  • Pool table
  • Ski storage
  • TV room
  • Computer kiosk
  • Phone
  • Backyard

You will be able to get a bus pass for easy exploration of downtown Banff.

*The above is an indicative based on last season and is subject to change based on availability and updates to pricing.

*The above is an indicative based on last season and is subject to change based on availability and updates to pricing

Program Manager

EA Ski & Snowboard want you to have the best season possible at Norquay. This means that we have a program manager on the ground, who is easily contacted and there to offer advice and support at all times. They will be a familiar face to make your gap year and first winter season that much easier.

Certification Overview

Our ski internship plus program at Norquay, Banff allow you to obtain a globally recognised qualification with PSIC.

The PSIC qualification is highly regarded in the industry and a qualification with the Canadian system will build your technical understanding and allow you to effectively instruct skiing.

Remember that if you are taking a plus internship, the level 2 exam fees are not included as not everyone chooses to sit these.

Mt Norquay


Reserve Your Spot

Where else can you go in



Explore through the map links below or by clicking the resort logos.
Boasting long winters, deep powder and terrain suitable for all skiers and snowboarders, Canada is the perfect destination to become a ski or snowboard instructor.
Lake Louise
Big White
Castle Mountain
Mont Sainte Anne