Castle Mountain

Castle Mountain is one of the most intense ski areas in the province of Alberta. It is situated 168 miles from Calgary in the Westcastle Valley of Alberta. The Canadian Rocky Mountains provide the perfect setting for this amazing ski resort that is spread out over 3,500 skiable acres of brilliant terrain. There are breathtaking Castle Mountain chalets, slope-side accommodations, plenty of options for dining and shopping nearby, and added benefits such as childcare services, lessons, and gear rental. The Castle Mountain Ski Resort is well equipped for any group, although it is not necessarily for the faint of heart. Skiers and snowboarders alike will instantly recognize just how challenging and thrilling this ski area is when they see the mountain stats.

When you visit Castle Mountain, you will have access to two mountains and some of the finest alpine skiing in Alberta. There are 78 trails, three terrain parks, eight alpine bowls, and six lifts. The top elevation at the Castle Mountain Ski Resort is 7,463 feet with a bottom elevation of 4,625 feet. The vertical drop is an exhilarating 2,833 feet, and each and every skier and snowboarder will feel every single inch of the drop on the most challenging runs. Only 10 percent of the ski runs are suitable for true beginners. What’s more is that only about 30 percent are designated for intermediates. That leaves an incredible 60 percent of the ski runs for only the most advanced skiers and snowboarders. They are split evenly between advanced and expert runs with 30 percent of the total ski area’s runs as single black diamonds, and 30 percent double black diamonds. The longest run at Castle Mountain is 1.4 miles long. There are three separate terrain parks that will keep snowboarders especially incredibly satisfied with a wide range of jumps, tabletops, rails, and a range of other amazing features. There are a variety of programs for children including lessons, childcare, and the kids’ Castle Adventure Club. You will also find beautifully groomed trails for cross-country skiing and other fun activities like tubing and snowshoeing. With the option of taking advantage of Castle Mountain lodging, this can be a perfect resort for an all inclusive ski vacation.

Just one of the options at the resort is to stay at one of the Castle Mountain chalets. Castle Mountain Central Reservations are happy to help you choose from a selection of slope-side cabins and condos. Another option is to stay at the Castle Mountain Ski Lodge and Hostel. Here you will find hotel rooms, economy hostel beds, and even some amenities including a sauna. If you have the opportunity to travel with a group of friends, you can save money by splitting the cost of one of the alluring Castle Mountain chalets. There is no better way to stay at Castle Mountain, as you will have first access to the mountains, and can generally have a relaxed time, dining, staying, and being entertained right at the resort. You will have a memorable time on some of the finest slopes in Alberta at the Castle Mountain Ski Resort. The skiing and snowboarding are second to none in this breathtaking ski area in the Westcastle Valley of Alberta.

Alberta has many options for ski resorts beyond Castle Mountain, including the revered Canada Olympic Park, Sunshine Village, and Nakiska.

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