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.


$99.95 until March 10

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Up to five 50% off days at
Hidden Valley Ski Resort
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Unlimited 50% off days at
Castle Mountain Resort
Unlimited 50% off days at
Pass Powderkeg Ski Area
(+ $10 Night Skiing on Wed + Thur)

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 $99.95 + GST, provided that it is purchased by March 10 2019. After this time the card will no longer be available for sale.

Where can I get it?

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

  • Through our extensive partner network listed at the bottom of this page
  • Online (click here) 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 our old card, we used to have a separate card for adults and juniors / seniors. 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 unless otherwise noted.

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.



It’s all downhill from here! Take the Huckleberry Chairlift up and enjoy a guided snowshoe back down to the base.  Bonus – includes a $10 voucher for the Pub, at apres.

Save 20% off regular rates

One of Castle Mountain Resort’s Signature Experiences, the Powder Stagecoach whisks guests into a private 900 acre plot of powder paradise.

Save $40 off regular rates

Not a skier? Not a problem! Enjoy snacks and stunning vistas while you travel by snow cat on Castle’s Scenic Snow Cat Experience.

Save 20% off regular rates

Up your skiing or riding game with a group lesson from a Castle Mountain Resort Snow Pro.  Full day and half day lessons available.

Save 15% off regular rates

Don’t want to leave? Don’t! W.O.W. Card holders enjoy midweek discounts at the Castle Ski Lodge & Hostel. Blackouts apply (Dec 21, 2018 – Jan 6, 2019 & Feb 15 – 24, 2019).

Save 20% off a mid-week (Sun – Thurs) hotel or hostel stay

Want to walk away with a sweet souvenir? Maybe you just need an extra layer? Wonders of Winter Card holders save at Alpenland’s CMR Pro Shop.

Save 10% off regularly priced soft goods

Take a day off from the slopes or don your headlamp to enjoy our local snowshoe + cross country ski trail network. Card holders enjoy discounts on cross country ski and snowshoe rentals at Alpenland’s CMR location.

Save 20% off XC or snowshoe rentals


W.O.W. Card holders not only save on full day, full mountain tickets at Pass Powderkeg, but also on night skiing! Try something different and escape with the family to enjoy $10 night skiing every Wednesday and Thursday.

$10 night skiing tickets (Wednesday + Thursday)


W.O.W. Card holders save at the Heritage Inn, in Pincher Creek! Until April 7, 2019 you can save 20% off with room-only rates starting at only $85.60 / night (+taxes)

Quote “CMTN” at time of booking for 20% off regular rates

Save 10% off on all food and non-alcoholic beverages at the Seasons Cafe & Eatery or Cactus Parrot Lounge at the Heritage Inn & Convention Centre, up to and including April 7, 2019.

10% off valid for dine-in only