New Acquisition Helps Norquay Guests to Experience Powder!
Mt. Norquay management is pleased to announce that, as of December 1st, 2016, they acquired, and are operating Great Northern Snowcat Skiing, taking over from founder and owner-operator Brent McCorquodale.
McCorquodale has been operating and guiding at Great Northern since 1979 and is hanging up his skis for some flip flops. McCorquodale’s backcountry expertise and impeccable operating techniques will be carefully transferred to the new Norquay management team to ensure the high-quality experience remains.
“Having previously skied at and experienced Great Northern as guests, we are now very excited to continue the tradition of deep powder and unforgettable mountain experiences,” said Mt. Norquay General Manager Andre Quenneville. “Mt. Norquay will add a larger network of ski area expertise while keeping the charm of the small group experience of Great Northern,” Quenneville says.
Great Northern Snowcat Skiing gets on average 1,500 centimetres (50 feet) of snow a year, covering Mount Thompson and Great Northern Mountain in a sparkling white blanket of bottomless powder. It’s one of the world’s longest running cat skiing outfits. Since opening in 1979, skiers have met in the middle of the Selkirk Mountain wilderness for powder turns they never forget.
Mt. Norquay, the first ski resort in the Canadian Rockies started in 1926 when the first ski runs were cut. With the newly opened summer activities, via ferrata, and summer sight-seeing – in addition to winter fun from skiing, snow tubing, and snowshoeing – Mt. Norquay offers a rocky mountain experience for everyone.