Castle Mountain

Castle Mountain

Castle Mountain

Mount Haig dominates the landscape and puts Castle Mountain smack in the middle of this epic landscape. One of only two Cat-skiing operations in Alberta, Castle is considered one of the best-kept secrets to Western Canada's ski destination options.

Details
General Details

Come for the day or stay overnight. The hotel/hostel at the base of the mountain is only steps from the lift and offers really affordable lift/stay package options.

Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Skiing
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Other Winter Attractions

Powder Stagecoach Cat Skiing: Thursday – Saturday or book the whole coach Sunday – Wednesday

Snowshoe tours

Season
Mid December - early April
Special Passes

Cruisin' the Castle Card

Lake Louise Card

Hours of Operation

9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily

Average Temperature (Celcius)
-7
Average Season Snowfall (Inches)
354
Rentals?
Yes
Lessons/Ski School?
Yes
On-Hill Food Options?
Yes
On-Hill Accommodations?
Yes
Stats
Total Runs
79
Beginner Runs (%)
15
Intermediate Runs (%)
40
Advanced/Expert (%)
45
Terrain Description

Over 79 runs on 2 mountains exploring 8 alpine bowls

Three terrain parks will keep the shredders happy: Rawhide Terrain Park, Progression Park and the Parking Lot Park

Terrain Parks
3
Bowls
8
Longest Run
3
Rideable Area (Acres)
3,592
Number of Lifts
7
Lift Details

Four chairlifts, one T-bar, one handle tow

Power Stagecoach Cat Skiing

Base Elevation
4,630
Top Elevation (Ft)
7,463
Vertical Rise (Ft)
2,833
Location
Phone
Email
info@skicastle.ca
Community
Pincher Creek
Province
Alberta

Getting There

Castle Mountain Resort is located near Pincher Creek in the pristine wilderness of the Southern Alberta Rockies just off Highway 3.

Driving

2.0 hours south of Calgary - Head south on Highway 2, turn west onto Highway 3. Follow the signs from Pincher Creek.

1.5 hours west of Lethbridge - Head west on Highway 3. Follow the signs from Pincher Creek

5.5 hours south of Edmonton - Head south on Highway 2, turn west onto Highway 3. Follow the signs from Pincher Creek

 

Flights

Calgary International Airport (2.5 hrs north) is the closest airport for international travellers. Lethbridge Regional Airport (1.5 hrs east) welcomes daily flights from Calgary, Edmonton and Ft. McMurray. Rental cars are available at either airport.