Monday, March 7, 2016

Castle Mountain, Alberta

As much as Kay and I love skiing The Basin, we do sneak away for a couple ski trips each season. Last month we spent some time in BC skiing Fernie and Kicking Horse (phenomenal mountains). En route we visited a lesser known gem, Castle Mountain, Alberta. You won't get there by accident.

Castle has big vertical, 2833'. We skied a day after a 7 inch storm. The snow was light and soft and had been favored by the wind. The Chutes, in particular, were outstanding. They were long, wide, steep snowfields that must have had nearly 2,000 vertical feet. Overall, the mountain is quite steep although I never found anything that was scary steep, just great fun all around. This place is not a mega resort, just a great hill with a great vibe. I think most A-Basin fans would really enjoy this place. Put it on the list.


Mark Matis said...

So you're telling the crowd who will start griping next month about not being able to park at the Beach when they show up at noon, that maybe they ought to consider Castle Mountain instead?

Anonymous said...

Love following your and Kay's adventures, Alan. Sue D.

Alan Henceroth - COO said...

Hi Sue, we may end up in your world this summer !!

Anonymous said...

I concur with you, Al, on Castle Mountain. I ended up there at a corporate dinner one evening a few summers ago, in July. While everyone else was networking, I was admiring the steep pitch of the mountain right in front of me, off the deck of the lodge and thinking to myself, "this reminds me of the Basin."