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Castle Mountain Resort Resort Guide

The Castle Mountain Resort resort guide summary is: Castle Mountain Resort has 6 lifts within its 1456 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for intermediate and advanced levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 863m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 95 trail at Castle Mountain Resort.


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Castle Mountain Resort Resort Guide

The Castle Mountain Resort resort guide summary is: Castle Mountain Resort has 6 lifts within its 1456 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for intermediate and advanced levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 863m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 95 trail at Castle Mountain Resort.

Vertical:

Top: 2273m
Arrow
863m
Bot: 1410m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

95
15%
25%
60%

Hectares of Ski:

1456
Snowmaking: Yes

Castle Mountain Resort Lifts:

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  • ski lift icon4
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Total lifts = 6
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Announcements and News from the Castle Mountain Resort 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 11 Jan 2020

Visiting Castle Mountain Resort

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Castle Mountain Resort.

  • Season opens
    30 Nov 2019
  • Season closes
    5 Apr 2020
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    3 | 2
  • Nearest Airport
    Calgary
  • Nearest Train Station
    Edmonton
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +14036275101

Castle Mountain Resort Features

The terrain at Castle Mountain Resort includes:

  • Halfpipes
  • Terrain Parks
    1
  • X-Country
    5.0 km
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Castle Mountain Resort resort?

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.


Explore Castle Mountain Resort Location Map

Interactive Castle Mountain Resort trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Castle Mountain Resort?

FebruaryAverage: 4.6 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Castle Mountain Resort is week 1 of February. There are typically 4.6 snowy days during this week with 24cm of snowfall. Check out the Castle Mountain Resort Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Castle Mountain Resort

Overall: 3.2 Based on 88 votes and 96 reviews

  • Snowsure 3.8
  • Variety of pistes 4.4
  • Off-piste 4.3
  • Scenery 4.2
  • Apres-Ski 2.9
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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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