Castle Mountain Ski Holidays

If you are looking for a true escape from the norm then look no further than Castle Mountain. Real skiing without the frills!
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada
If you are looking for a true escape from the norm then look no further than Castle Mountain. Real skiing without the frills!
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada


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Castle Mountain is a real undiscovered gem. If you are looking for that true Canadian ski experience then you will find it here.

Don’t expect 5 star luxury, that is not what Castle Mountain is all about. The resort is located in the West Castle Valley in the south west corner of Alberta, in the Rocky Mountains, and 168 miles from Calgary. It is an independently owned and run resort and as such it is not your standard ski resort. You get the feeling things are a little different here!

Castle Mountain Add-On - Castle is a great resort to stop at for a couple of days if you are on your way to or from Fernie or as part of a Rockies Loop Safari.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Castle Mountain Resort Guide

Make the most of your Castle Mountain ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

December to April
Nearest airport
Transfer time
2 hour 30 minutes
Car hire
7,800 ft
Vertical drop
2,833 ft
Ski area
1,400 acres
Ski lifts
Advanced 40%
Intermediates 41%
Beginners 19%


Resort Map

Google piste view


We seek out the very best accommodation in Castle Mountain for every budget and taste. Our handpicked selections range from self-catering apartments and family hotels to exclusive retreats.

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Castle Mountain accommodation, so we can give you first-hand advice and recommend the best options for you.

Featured accommodation

Castle Mountain Ski Lodge Exterior
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Self-Catered
  • Ski-in Ski-out
Castle Mountain Ski Lodge & Hostel is located at the base of Castle Mountain Resort and offers both motel rooms and hostel rooms.


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17/03/2014 Colin Weeks

We had 4 days skiing in Castle as part of a 2-centre trip (with Fernie). The mountain was superb with runs for all levels. Take your thermals as the wind chill on the top lift can be noticeable. Even though we couldn't do the day Cat skiing we'll definitely be back - we had a great time

11/03/2010 Andrew Bond

Castle is a cute mountain. It is a little over-hyped for steepness - even the double blacks are manageable for confident intermediates - so there is more accessible skiing here than appears from the piste map. Haig Mountain has a number if trails cut through the trees which are ideal for beginners/improvers. For all that, it remains a small resort with no real frills at the base. The main lodge has disappointing breakfasts and lunches; Barnabys has the essentials to eat and drink but lacks atmosphere. The saving grace for atmosphere is the T Bar - it feels like a European style après ski bar - but that only opens at weekends (and there was talk in Feb 2010 of closing it down completely). There had been no fresh snow for 10 days when I was there, but because of the lack of crowds, the off-piste was still in good condition even if not untracked. Yes, the lifts are old and slow, but given the lack of queues and good fall lines you'll still get a lot of skiing done in a day. We were there for 3 days which I felt was about right - good to combine this place with any other in the Ski Safari brochures. We stayed at the Hotel/Hostel; despite initial worries, it was absolutely fine - basic but modern, clean and warm with plenty of space for ski kit. If I'm back in that area I'll make a trip to Castle and pray to the powder gods.

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