Castle Mountain

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “What it's all about”

Freeriding

78%

More chutes than a panda

Freestyle

70%

A natural terrain park

Pistes

47%

Not really what it's about

Mountain stats

Top lift:2273m
Vertical drop:863m
Bottom lift:1410m

LiftsLift count : 2 x Chairlifts   3 x Drag-lifts  

Ride area 250acres

Easy
15%
Intermediate
40%
Advanced
45%
Total Pistes:61
Longest Piste:5km

Castle Mountain was saved from bankruptcy by a group of local families, and if I knew where they all lived, I’d pop round and give them all a pat on the back. This tiny resort, only 2 ½ hours from Calgary, is rough. The car park's potholed, the chair lifts will snap your legs in half if you don’t time it right, there’s only one pub, only one place to stay and there’s only one thing to do - SNOWBOARD. Castle is the kind of place that snowboarders who are pissed off with overcrowded and overpriced resorts dream of. If you’re in the area and it’s just snowed, get in your car and head to Castle. Development work has begun, however, on Haig Ridge to add six new beginner & intermediate pistes, and the whole resort is set to benefit from some t.l.c over the next couple of years. In typical fashion, though, there’ll be no fancy golf courses or heated seats, as they strive to keep things small and friendly.

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World Ranking

23rd

Overall in North America

  • #19 best freeride
  • #37 best freestyle
  • #77 best piste riding

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