Westcastle


Where: West and South of Pincher Creek, Alberta
Reservations: 403-627-5101
Snow Phone: 403-627-5101
Official Site: Click here!
Average Snowfall: 460 cm (15 ft)
Vertical: 2833 feet / 863 m

Description of the Ski Area:

The area has a lot of potential – and a LOT of fans – judging from the emails we get from local skiers – this is a secret jewel in the Rockies – with 863 m (2833 ft) of vertical rising from a base elevation of 1410 m (4800 ft). Rated as 17% beginner, 35% intermediate, and 48% advanced, the terrain covers two bowls and offers some above tree line and cut timber skiing.

Westcastle is a good place to develop your leg strength. After skiing down the mostly expert terrain, you then hop on their brand-new Tammarak Chair , a double chair, two T bars or one handle tow that make up Westcastle’s lift service. Yes, this is home grown skiing with all natural snow – AND A LOT OF IT . The season running from mid-December through mid-April.

Lift Prices:

Ticket Full Day Afternoon Seasons Pass
Adult size (18 and over) $40.00 $30.00 $535
Senior(65+) and
Junior (13 to 17)
$30.00 $23.00 $428
Full Time Student $35.00 $29.00 $481.50
Child (6 to 12) $15.00 $12.00 $197.95
Child 5 and under Free Free
Family2 parents & up to 3 children 100.00
Family1 parent & up to 3 children $70.00

Distance from Banff: 5 hours driving time
Distance from Calgary: 2 1/2 hours driving time once you’ve left the city
Summary Notes:

There are no on-hill accommodations at Westcastle. Motel accommodations may be found in the town of Pincher Creek, a 30 minute drive from Westcastle, Crowsnest Pass (40 min) Calgary (3 hrs), Fort Macleod (1 hour) Lethbridge (1 1/2 hours)

Accommodations Recommendation: Our Pick !

Waterton Glacier Suites provides a very luxurious place to Apre Ski. Suites have Jacuzzi’s, whirlpools, fireplaces and satellite TV, simply the finest and most romantic place in the area.

Waterton Lakes N.P has wonderful accommodations or slide over to Fernie on another ski adventure.