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Castle Mountain Ski Resort, SW Alberta, Canada

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This inviting mountain haven is located in South Western Alberta and can be reached by car from Calgary in about 2.5 hours or from the US border in about 1.5 hours. There are also coaches and buses from various cities that take visitors to this resort tucked between the Rocky Mountains. The area is covered with magnificent mountain ranges, sweeping river valleys and incredible vistas. 

Day lodges as well as other types of accommodation are available for guests who have a choice of skiing, Alpine skiing, snowboarding or various other sports. This resort is a great location for weddings, retreats and company get-togethers and has a history that goes back to 1966.

The main tourist season here is between December and April of each year. Depending on the weather and snowfall, this resort may be open all seven days of the week. The vertical rise here is 2,833 feet (863 meters) with an annual snowfall of 358 inches.

There are six lifts allowing skiers to use the 78 trails rated Beginner -15%, Intermediate – 40%, Advanced – 35% and Expert- 10%.  The Lifts operate from 9:00AM to 3:30 PM on weekdays and from 9:00AM to 4:00PM on weekends. The operating hours may be subject to change depending on resort closures due to dangerous winds or avalanches.

There is a groomed cross country trail along with dining facilities such as Barnaby Steak House, T-Bar Pub and Grill and Castle Mountain Day Lodge where families can enjoy their evenings. One of the highlights of this resort is the emphasis on children’s activities. Child care is available and lessons on skiing and snowboarding are offered.

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