Castle Mountain Resort, AB Canada

Castle Mountain Resort (CMR) is the real deal.  It is Alberta, Canada’s snowiest winter resort and second largest at 3,592 acres.  The resort is known for the best continuous fall-line in Canada with no shortage of powder, 350 in, 900 cm’s annually.  2,833 feet of vertical are sure to get your legs burning with close to 100 trails and 8 delicious alpine bowls.  Castle Mountain’s real strength is its appeal to advanced and expert riders. The area holds lots of steeps, glades, mini moguls, chutes, and cliff bands where freshies last for days.  Located just 2.5 hours from Calgary, it is the only area in Alberta with drive-to, ski-in/ski-out accommodations.  Visitors can book a stay at the Castle Mountain Ski Lodge & Hotel and/or find a variety of dining options in Castle’s mountain village.

If that wasn’t enough to put Castle on your list, they offer Alberta’s only resort-based cat-skiing operation, the Powder Stagecoach. This resort-based wilderness adventure uses the Huckleberry Chair and a snowcat to take guests to 2,000 vertical and nearly 900 acres of untracked terrain.  Castle’s cat skiing combines the best of both worlds; pristine, untouched glades and bowls with all the amenities that one would expect.

The area itself has an old school vibe and is ideal for those who enjoy skiing and snowboarding without the extra frills. If you are chasing powder on a big road trip, the only thing better than experiencing the superb hospitality at Castle is doing it for FREE through the Powder Alliance.

For complete details on Castle Mountain Resort visit

3 days (non-holiday) with a qualified season pass to any Powder Alliance Resort
  • Tickets FREE weekdays, half-price weekends, excluding the following holidays:
    • 12/26/2020 – 1/3/2021
    • 2/13/2020 – 2/21/2021
  • Must present season pass at Season Pass Office located next to the main ticket windows.
  • Tickets are non-transferable and must be used by pass holder only.
  • Offer only valid for 2020-2021 unrestricted season pass holders from participating Powder Alliance Resorts.

John McColly