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Castle Mountain Ski Resort

Hidden Gem

Castle Mountain‘s the least known Canadian Rockies resort, and probably because there’s no mountain town near by, but there’s a lot of great terrain here and remarkably few people to compete with for fresh snow – of which it gets about as much as any other Rockies resort.

The only real snags are its remoteness and that its the winds can be fierce – often making life pretty unpleasant and sometimes even shutting lifts down. Pick a good day though, and it’s skiing paradise. And there’s the chance to go for some relatively inexpensive Heli- & Cat-Skiing too.

The skiing is largely on a single mountain: Gravenstafel Mountain though some slopes lie at the base of the neighbouring Haig Mountain. The cat skiing takes place on its upper slopes.


Size: 6 lifts; 78 runs; 3500 acres; 863m vertical
Location: base 1410m; summit 2273m
Style %: beginner/intermediate/expert 15/40/45
Snowfall: average annual 910cm + snowmaking
Facilities: daycare; ski school; rentals; lessons; day-lodge; restaurant; bar; accommodation; cross-country skiing.


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Crowsnest Pass & Around

Heli- & Cat-Skiing

Ski Resorts

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