Wednesday, 15 February 2017 13:37

Snow makes for great skiing conditions at Castle

Written by  Stephanie Labbe
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Skiers have had a great season so far at Castle Mountain Resort with a lot of snow and great conditions especially the snowstorm that hit early in February. The ski hill was overrun with eager skiers to hit the fresh powder Feb. 6-7 to the point where officials had to turn people away. Skiers have had a great season so far at Castle Mountain Resort with a lot of snow and great conditions especially the snowstorm that hit early in February. The ski hill was overrun with eager skiers to hit the fresh powder Feb. 6-7 to the point where officials had to turn people away. Photo by Castle Mountain Resort

It has been a great skiing season at the Castle Mountain Resort thanks to a colder winter and the dump of snow that took place earlier this month. More snow is likely on the way.


“It’s a huge improvement over the past few years,” says Jason Crawford, sales and marketing manager for Castle Mountain Resort, in an e-mail.
Crawford says they’ve got several events coming up at the hill.
During the Family Day weekend, there will be events for families including Boarderline Jib in the Park and Shred Kelly will be rocking the Day lodge.
Early in February, they had women’s and men’s retreats.
“We had a fantastic opening day with amazing conditions mountain wide. We opened for a sneak peak weekend on Dec. 10 and 11 and then for the season Dec. 16,” adds Crawford.
There’s been a lot of snow at the hill this season, which has made for great skiing conditions and a busy season so far. A dump of snow across southern Alberta resulted in upwards of 100 cm on the mountain in a short time span Feb. 4-6.
The hill was so busy Feb. 6, officials were turning people away as there was no room to park.
“We’ve had lots of snow and lots of smiling faces and we’re stoked about that,” says Crawford.
With the additional snow and more likely on the way it will make for a positive rest of the season with a lot of events planned.
Crawford says they have a lot of skiable terrain for all skill levels from the gentle beginner area off the green chair, to the family terrain off the huckleberry chair.
For more advanced skiing and boarding, a trip on Tamarack (red) is in order to explore one of the hills many bowls, glades and chutes.
Crawford says those who want to escape it all can try out their Cat Skiing with the Powder Stagecoach Cat Skiing.
“If skiing and snowboarding is not your thing, we have guided snowshoe tours every Saturday afternoon. Just ask our Snow School for details,” adds Crawford.
People can even ride a mountain bike in the winter with the Alpenland Fat Bike Rentals to try out these unique bikes in the snowmobile and cross country ski areas.
Season passes are still available for purchase at the regular rates online at: http://www.skicastle.ca/passes.
For full details on the upcoming events at Castle Mountain visit the above website and go to the ‘Plan Your Visit’ tab and choose the events calendar.

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