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Castle Mountain Resort


Castle Mountain ski resort is situated at the East of Alberta, just at the border of British Colombia. The resort is located in the Rocky Mountains at 1450 meters above the sea level. To access the station from the nearest city Lethbridge, take the #3 highway until Picher, then go to Beaver Mines and take the road 774 which ends at the resort of Canada.

Castle Mountain ski resort

The ski resort Castle mountain is situated on 2 mountains, the peaks of Gravenstafle (2391M) and the North Peak (2354M) feature the majority of the station.

The Tamarrack Chair, the Sundance Triple Chair and the T Rex Bar give access to these 2 summits. If on the right side of the mountains on the trails map the difficulty of the slopes is varied, designed for beginners as well as confirmed skiers, the Chute Side below the skyline traverse only comprises the harder slopes where experts can enjoy the deep powder snow.

An awesome place to enjoy skiing: the ski resort Castle Mountain

However do not miss the Chinch traverse which takes you back to the chairlift and the main slopes of the station. The slopes of the second mountain are designed for beginners.

Take the Huckleberry triple chair and enjoy a run through the forest and the Ghost Rider and Ambushi glades! If the ski resort of Canada is perfect for alpine skiing it also provides cross country trail, snow shoe tours and the unique experience of cat skiing! What is the concept of cat skiing?

Book the day, take the Huckleberry Chair and wait for your own personal cat which will climb up the mountain and take you to untouched valleys and challenging bowls and glades. It is an amazing skiing opportunity which allows you to enjoy a 2000 vertical feet run you will never forget.

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Book your day, take the Huckleberry chairlift and a snow groomer will come and take you to a spotless slope. You’ll be able to make your mark in thick, light powder where nobody has been before.

It’s an extraordinary and unforgettable experience at Castle Mountain ski resort.

Sustainable development of the Castle Mountain ski resort

Castle Mountain is responsible for the governance of lands in southwestern Alberta. The seriousness of this responsibility is reflected in each and every decision taken.


Within the framework of the commitment to preserve their habitat, the station will limit the development and the impact on the wilderness. To this end, the resort is committed to:

  • Engaging in environmental studies
  • Promoting resource conservation
  • Encouraging the use of recycled materials
  • Practicing erosion control and minimal site disturbance during grooming
  • Replacing machines with more efficient engines

Unforgettable experiences in Castle Mountain

Full Moon Snowshoe & Fine Dining Experience commences with a panoramic chairlift ride, over the Huckleberry Chairlift, when the last skiers board for the very last run of the day. Upon reaching the top, take a short break to gaze at the beauty of the Westcastle Valley before continuing down the mountain.

Since most of this route is descending, it is quite smooth and no previous snowshoeing expertise is required to take part. This tour is guided, which ensures a safe and instructive trip.

After approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours of walking on snowshoes, it’s time for the well-known dinner and the discovery of the lodging!

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Night Snowshoeing © Ski Castle

Castle’s Powder Stagecoach holds the distinction of being one of the few grooming resorts in North America. Using a combination of lifts and groomers, across 900+ acres of land and on some of North America’s finest snow, the experience is as unique as it is exhilarating. The lift will drop you off at the best off-trail locations for some blissful skiing!

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Groomer ride © Ski Castle

Castle Mountain mountain resort in summer

A brief background…

The West Castle Ski Resort ( today known as Castle Mountain Resort) was established by Paul Klaas, a Swiss settler with an unbridled passion for skiing. Klaas discovered Castle on horseback well before paved roads. Following many years of winter discovery, Klaas fulfilled his lifelong dream of a ski resort in the West Castle Valley back in 1966.

In collaboration with local guides Centre Peak High Country Adventures, the Haig Lake High Country Experience enables you to retrace the footsteps of our founder on this once in a lifetime high country horseback riding expedition. Not only are you treated to stories from the past, but also to stunning scenery seldom found on a half day horseback ride.

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Horseback riding © Centre Peak High Country Adventures

A host of little-travelled roads meander through the Castle region. Regardless of whether you wish to cover 25 km, 50 km or over 100 km, there is a route for you in this tiny corner of the country.

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© Hike Bike Travel

Hotels in Castle Mountain

Kanata Inn 

Tucked away in the heart of Crowsnest Pass, discover the true Canadian charm for which they are renowned. Select from a range of suites and room types, as well as fully equipped kitchenettes, a two-storey family suite or the king jacuzzi room. Unwind at the end of your day with room service from the hotel’s restaurant.

Kanata Inn © Booking

Cosmopolitan Hotel

The Cosmopolitan Hotel is well known on the Crowsnest Pass. It houses the family-run Cozy Corner Café, serving delicious food, and the Cos Bar, which locals know as a place to kick back and relax. The comfy rooms and personnel are there to greet you after a long day on the pistes! All the ingredients are there for a pleasant stay!

Cosmopolitan Hotel © Waymarking

The Ramada by Wyndham

The Ramada Pincher Creek is located conveniently near Highways 3 and 6, within one kilometre of Pincher Creek’s downtown core in southwestern Alberta, as well as being close to many recreational activities in the outdoors.

Treat yourself to an uplifting stay with the attentive amenities at the Pincher Creek property.

Ramada by Wyndham © TripAdvisor

Skiing in Castle Mountain : the resort’s main strengths

✅ Eco-responsible resort: many initiatives are carried out to protect the environment.

✅ A wide range of family-friendly services.

✅ Wide range of restaurants.

✅ Beginner trails accessible from the lower part of the resort.

✅ Ski and snowboard schools with experienced professionals.

✅ Bus lines that run within the resort to avoid using your own vehicle.

✅ Ideal resort for freestyle enthusiasts, thanks to its snowpark, half-pipe and dedicated learning area.