Ski Canada - Alberta

Castle Mountain Resort Ski Resort Guide

Ski Canada - Alberta

Castle Mountain Resort Ski Resort Guide

Castle Mountain Resort Ski Resort Guide

Late evening sun!, Castle Mountain Resort photo

Castle Mountain Resort

Photo credit: Sam Schofield

SNOW SNOW SNOW, Castle Mountain Resort photo

Castle Mountain Resort

Photo credit: Sam Schofield

Deep & Deepest, Castle Mountain Resort photo

Castle Mountain Resort

Photo credit: Sam Schofield

Slope Stats

  • 2273m

  • 863m

  • 1410m

  • Acres of ski:3600
  • Pistes:79
  • Snowmaking:-
  • Halfpipes:-
  • Terrain Parks:1
  • X-Country:5 km
  • beginner20%
  • intermediate40%
  • advanced40%

Castle Mountain Resort is located just east of the Continental Divide in southwest Alberta, 2.5 hours southwest of Calgary. Castle Mountain Resort has miles of groomed runs, natural half pipes, deep fresh powder and plenty of fall line skiing and riding. Off the slopes, Castle Mountain Resort has ski and sleep packages that are available at a variety of places in Pincher creek. Cabins, hotels, and B&Bs are available, plus motels, guest houses, and hostels.

Travel

  • Nearest Airport:Calgary
  • Nearest Train Station:Calgary
  • Tourist Office Phone:+14036275101
  • Tourist Office Website:www.skicastle.ca
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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Lifts

  • Season opens:14 Dec 2018
  • Season closes:5 Apr 2019
  • Lifts:6 ( 4 chair lifts, 2 surface lifts)
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  •   4
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Announcements & News from the Castle Mountain Resort ski resort manager

Castle Mountain's Powder Stagecoach (CATSKIING) in the New Haig Terrain is one of the only lift assisted skiing operations in the west, offers some of the driest powder conditions in Canada, and warm temperatures of -5C to -11C on average for winter. Castle Powder Stagecoach offers about 17,000 feet to 20,000 feet of vertical per day (on a good day) and we have been averaging this since starting on January 28, 2010. Castle brags about some of the driest powder conditions in Western North America and on average the Powder Stagecoach area experiences powder every day of the season and this is due to the "healing process" that happens most nights of the season. This process is a result of the prevailing west winds, which move snow across the surface of the snowpack and fill in previous tracks to give the concept of new snow overnight. It does not happen every night.
The entire area is secluded and quiet for that intimate relationship with winter's miracles like the shining and starry surface hoar that appears after a clear, cold night. This snow condition is mother natures answer to summer dew and has some great skiing qualities when on the surface of the snowpack by giving music to the ears of "sssshhhhh" when skiing/boarding through this phenomena. Another one of mother natures' gifts happens close to spring when we see some of the clearest, sunny and calm days imaginable for skiing/boarding and that too is a fantastic experience, even without powder conditions. So having read this give us a call (403-627-5101) or check out www.powderstagecoach.ca for an affordable experience of a lifetime!!!

Information supplied 9 Dec 2018

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:22 Jul
  • Last Snowfall:
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Today’s Weather (1842 m)view full snow forecast

AM
partly cloudy
5 SW5
21 °CF-Level
4500m
PM
partly cloudy
10 SW10
24 °CF-Level
4700m
night
partly cloudy
5 SSW5
19 °CF-Level
4650m

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Visitor Reviews of Castle Mountain Resort

big pow from Canada writes:

With a new paved valley road right to the resort, access is great. Looking forward to putting my road bike on it this summer. The place continues to be a bit of a hidden gem.
I am a die-hard Castle skier and for many years didn't have any desire to ski anywhere else. This year I finally got out and skied Fernie, Kicking Horse, Schweitzer and Whitefish. Although the amenities at those resorts are great I found that the cost of a day's skiing is astronomical and the skiing wasn't all that good. It was nice to get back to Castle and really appreciate the long steep fall lines that you don't find anywhere else. There was nothing at the other resorts that can compare to runs like Drifter and the chutes. We southern Alberta skiers are spoiled.

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