Wonders of Winter Card

New is always exciting and the 18/19 winter season, across southern Alberta, will be no exception. Picking up on where the former “Cruisin’ the Castle card” left off, Castle Mountain Resort’s new “Wonders of Winter card” (W.O.W. for short) has achieved what no other winter card has before; linking together all 3 ski areas in southern Alberta with one discount card.

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$79.95 Until Dec. 31st

$99.95 Jan. 1st – March 10th

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Why Wonders of Winter (W.O.W.)?

To put a little more ‘WOW’ in your winter of course! All jokes aside, the ski industry is changing quickly. Conglomeration is occurring at a rapid pace leaving independent resorts at risk of being squeezed out by larger entities. At Castle, we felt it was time to unite winter experience providers, along the Highway 3 corridor, so we can amplify our voices together.

How does it work?

The concept of the W.O.W. card is simple. Each cardholder is eligible for unlimited 50% off, full-day, full mountain lift tickets at Castle Mountain Resort and Pass Powderkeg Ski Area (Crowsnest Pass) and up to five, 50% off days at Hidden Valley Ski Resort (Cypress Hills Provincial Park).

Benefits of the card don’t just stop with ski / snowboard lift tickets. Discounts on other winter attractions, retail items, accommodations, and food and beverage are all part of the card.  Please see additional benefits listed below.

How old do I have to be?

Adults, seniors, and juniors are eligible to have a W.O.W. card registered in their name. One card covers all eligible age categories; 13 – 74.

Discounts at Pass Powderkeg Ski Area only cover ages 16 – 64.

What does the card cost?

The cost of the card is $79.95 + GST, provided that it is purchased by December 31, 2018. After this time, and through to March 10, 2019, the card will cost $99.95 + GST. Buy yours early!

Where can I get it?

The Wonders of Winter card can be purchased a variety of different ways:

  • Through our extensive partner network listed below
  • Online through Castle Mountain Resort’s website
  • At Castle Mountain Resort Guest Services

Can I still upgrade my W.O.W. card to direct-to-lift?

Most certainly! A direct-to-lift upgrade will link a cardholder’s credit card to their W.O.W. card so they can skip Castle Mountain Resort Guest Services on subsequent visits. A picture, valid credit card, and release of liability is required to activate DTL privileges.

Upon the first scan at the base of a Castle Mountain Resort lift, the credit card on file is billed the appropriate 50% off rate. Subsequent, same day scans DO NOT result in additional charges.

Guests will be required to visit Guest Services at partner resorts as direct billing is not possible.

Can my friend use my card?

Unfortunately not. Your W.O.W. card is non-transferrable (to either another person or another season). It can only be used by one person throughout the 18/19 season. A cardholder may only register 1 card per season.

Is there a different card for juniors / seniors?

In the past, with the old Cruisin’ the Castle card we used to have an adult card and a junior / senior card. That situation is no longer!

With the W.O.W. card we now have one card for ages 13 – 74. At the time of registration a piece of ID is required to verify age and a guest will be billed the appropriate amount, based on their age categorization, throughout the season.

Can I get the discount on a half day ticket?

Unfortunately not. W.O.W. card discounts apply only on full day, full mountain tickets at participating resorts.

Can I get a refund on an already purchased, unused card?

Wonders of Winter Cards are clearly marked as being non-refundable. No credits or exchanges will be issued under any circumstances.


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