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Castle Mountain Resort

Castle Mountain Resort

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

66

Rank in
Region

10

Rank in
State

9

This resort is often compared with:

Cypress Mountain
Whistler
Apex Mountain Resort
Best time for snow at
Castle Mountain Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Castle Mountain Resort

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Thursday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 264" per year
Snow Quality Rank

53

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

75

Castle Mountain Resort is ranked No. 75 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

11.4%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

6.3%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

22.2%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

75

Castle Mountain Resort is ranked No. 75 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

53

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Castle Mountain Resort

Core Strengths
Snow Quality
rank
53
score
65.2
Expert
rank
54
score
40.5
Overall
rank
66
score
65.9

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2833 ft

7463 ft
Base Elevation: 4630 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Castle Mountain Resort

Castle Mt’s snow record is close to average for western destinations. 11.9% of winter days with 6 inches or more of snow and 22% of winter months with 30 inches or less are middle of the pack for western destinations, while 6% of months with 90 inches or more is on the low side. Nonetheless Castle can deliver a premier lift served powder experience. Most of the mountain is leeward of prevailing winds and refreshed with blown-in snow. Castle is primarily visited by day skiers from southern Alberta. Nowhere will you see fewer skiers on expansive big mountain terrain than midweek at Castle Mt.

Accumulation and Preservation

The prevailing wind tends to strip snow from exposed locations and deposit it onto the more sheltered runs. Most of Castle is wide open skiing with about a 4 foot reported base. Despite primary east exposure, Castle’s snow preservation is very good through February in the chronically cold and often overcast climate. Melt/freeze conditions in the steep South Chutes in particular are likely in March if it is sunny. Castle Mt. like many resorts has its most reliable snow conditions from mid-January to mid-March.