West Castle Ski Resort
The West Castle Ski Resort is about 40 miles south of the Pass. This is getting to be a very popular spot to ski. They have just opened a whole new ski hill and they now offer many levels of skiing, from extreme skiing, to double black diamond and easier runs. This spot has been a local secret for quite a few years. I am not a skier, but I am told by the locals that the powder here is phenomenal.
The ski hill has a variety of accommodations available, including a lodge and hostel, as well as lots of private condos that are available for rent.
They have a restaurant, cafeteria and lounge at the ski hill for your apres-ski enjoyment. The T-Bar lounge is also open weekends in the summer.
Childcare is available at the ski hill weekends and holidays, and ski and boarding lessons are also available in both private and group settings. Their beginner ski lesson packages are a great value, and include 2 hour lesson, lift ticket & equipment rental for the day. They even have transportation from the pass!
There is plenty to do here in the summer too! The Huckleberry Fest is held every year in August and is a weekend jam-packed with events.
- Family Travel
- Skiing and Boarding
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
The first time I ever went far south into Alberta, I was amazed by two things; the irrigation systems, and the windmills. Up north here, we have neither.
If you stop at a giant windmill, there are actually pamphlets you can pick up at them that explain all about wind power, hows its used, who uses it, etc. Very interesting, if thats your type of thing.