FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATEMENT ON IN-BOUNDS AVALANCHE – 2/15/2019
Castle Mountain Resort, Alberta (February 15, 2019) –
This morning an in-bounds avalanche occurred at Castle Mountain Resort, in the vicinity of the top station of Tamarack (Red) Chairlift.
There were two guests involved in the avalanche, one of whom was fully buried and another who was partially buried. Both guests were rescued by Castle Mountain Resort’s Mountain Safety Team (Ski Patrol).
EMS was activated as the situation unfolded and both patients were found to be uninjured after an initial assessment by Castle Mountain Resort’s Mountain Safety Team and a subsequent assessment by EMS personnel.
This avalanche did not damage any Castle Mountain Resort infrastructure (including lifts).
About Castle Mountain Resort:
Closer to Heaven, Down to Earth; Castle Mountain Resort is the second largest mountain resort, in Alberta, by acreage. Nestled in the southern Alberta Rockies, adjacent to the communities of Pincher Creek and the Crowsnest Pass, Castle Mountain Resort boasts 94+ runs across 3592 acres of terrain. Included in this is Castle’s Powder Stagecoach Cat-Skiing operation; one of the only resort-based cat-skiing operations in western Canada. Known for its abundant snowfall and short lift lines, Castle Mountain Resort remains one of the last affordable, down-to-earth, and authentic Rocky Mountain winter experiences.
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