FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO GET UP, TO GET DOWN.
UPHILL TRAVEL IS PERMITTED AT CASTLE MOUNTAIN RESORT. READ ON FOR RESTRICTIONS & DETAILS.
Uphill traffic has long been permitted at Castle Mountain Resort but we thought we’d put a few things together for you, in one handy place, on guidelines surrounding uphill touring at our resort. Uphill travel is only permitted on our prescribed uphill travel route daily, within the Huckleberry Terrain Pod, and within our Cat Skiing area on a limited basis.
Available for daily use, our uphill travel route can be found within the Huckleberry Terrain Pod. Uphill travelers are permitted to skin (or snowshoe) up the climber’s left of Round-Up Traverse, to the boundary of Ghostrider Glades, and up the climber’s left of Ghostrider along the rope line to the top of Huckleberry Chair.
Uphill travel is permitted only on the designated route illustrated by the yellow line and only during regular operational hours (9 AM to 4 PM). After hours use of this route is strictly prohibited.
Snowshoe users may only descend by the designated up-route.
For a link to our complete winter trail maps click here.
A valid lift ticket, season pass, or uphill access ticket is required in order to use our uphill route. Uphill travelers found to be accessing the resort without a valid pass or ticket, will be asked to stop their ascent and return to the base area.
For guests without a lift ticket or season pass, an uphill access ticket is available at a cost of $10 (plus GST). Uphill access tickets are available at all Castle Mountain Resort ticket windows. All of our ticket options, including one ride tickets, can be found here.
CAT SKIING TERRAIN ACCESS
Touring within our Cat Skiing area is permitted when indicated by our snow report – generally only on Sundays and Mondays.
While we endeavor to provide guest access to our cat skiing terrain each and every Sunday and Monday, this access is not guaranteed. From time to time private cat skiing bookings and avalanche control activities may need to be conducted, which can result in closures to touring guests.
Touring within our cat skiing area is not permitted at any time where cat skiing guests are present.
The Cat Skiing area is backcountry terrain so you must be prepared before entering.
Avalanche rescue equipment is required for all users; this includes transceiver, probe, shovel, and pack. Experience using your gear and knowledge of avalanche rescue is highly recommended before heading out.
Please make sure you do rigorous checks on your equipment to ensure they are in good working order. Something as simple as forgetting to charge your batteries can have drastic effect in an emergency.
For general mountain policies and safety please head to our dedicated page here.