Castle Mountain Ski Holidays

"Closer to Heaven, Down to Earth"... If you're looking for a true escape from the norm then look no further than Castle Mountain. Real skiing without the frills!
Rupert Hatfield
Canada Product Manager
"Closer to Heaven, Down to Earth"... If you're looking for a true escape from the norm then look no further than Castle Mountain. Real skiing without the frills!
Rupert Hatfield
Canada Product Manager


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Castle Mountain is a real undiscovered gem. If you are looking for that authentic Canadian ski experience, here's where you'll find it.

Don’t expect five star luxury, that is not what Castle Mountain is all about. It's an independent, community-owned and run resort and as such, it is not your standard ski area. You get the feeling things are a little different here! Castle is the snowiest resort in Alberta and the second largest, enjoying nine metres of the light and dry powder the Canadian Rockies resorts are renowned for each season.

Add a day with Powder Stagecoach cat skiing for an extra special powder experience. Based in the resort, you'll take the Huckleberry Chair and a snow cat high up Haig Mountain to access more than 2,000 vertical feet and close to 900 acres of pristine, untouched glades and bowls.

Located in the south west corner of Alberta, 168 miles from Calgary, Castle Mountain 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
3,592 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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19/03/2018 Paul Beard

Can be quite bleak - and be prepared for windchill. Got very busy at weekends, and lifts quite slow. But still well worth a visit for a couple of days as part of a tour. King Edward Hotel. Old and quirky, but with bags more character than edge-of-town places such as the Heritage Inn. And the restaurant at the hotel serves really good food - far better than the Heritage where we ate on one night. Note that King Edward is basically un-staffed. Need to get key from bar downstairs - which is closed on a Sunday.

22/02/2018 Tony Bovey

Great people, terrain, snow and value for money. Few, beyond one resto.

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

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