Castle Mountain

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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.

Castle Mountain - Overview

The Mountains

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

Average Season Snowfall
354 in
Average Temperature (Celsius)
Top Elevation
7,463 ft
Vertical Rise
2,833 ft
Base Elevation (Ft)
4,630 ft
Total Runs
Longest Run


Beginner Runs
Intermediate Runs
Advanced/Expert Runs
Terrain Parks
Rideable Area
3,592 acres
Number of Lifts
Lift Details

Four chairlifts, one T-bar, one handle tow

Power Stagecoach Cat Skiing

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About the Resort

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.

Hours of Operation

9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily


Castle Mountain
Pincher Creek No. 9, AB
T0K 1W0

Mid December - early April
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
Other Winter Attractions

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

Snowshoe tours

Special Passes

Cruisin' the Castle Card

Lake Louise Card

Lessons/Ski School
On-Hill Village
On-Hill Food Options
On-Hill Accommodations

Castle Mountain Trail Map

This map is fully interactive, explore the resort and its surrounding area by clicking on elements in the map.

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Getting There

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


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



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.