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Checkout castlemountainresort.com and click on the Extreme Stuff link. They have some really nice looking extreme backcountry a few hours away.
a few hours or minutes... they got some runs off the backside that are extreme. that place kicks ass. i;ve skied there for 4 years and ive never skid ther for more than 3 days without getting any.... powder that is.
Yeah it's a fucking awesome hill!
Arse-end of nowhere though (sorry if there are any locals on this board but MAN is that place a trek - Next to impossible without a car as well...).
They get so much windblown being on the edge of the prairie that you don't even need snow for days and you will still get a couple of centimetres. Mind you the wind can make it obscenely cold (-40c> windchill :( ).
The back chutes are about the longest, steepest, most consistently pitched I've seen in a Canadian resort. Kicking Horse and Whistler have sections that are burlier IMO (anyone here ridden Truth, Dare or Consequence? :O ), but Castle has amazing runs that are just SO long and consistently steep.
Ridiculous scenery too.
Yeah, Castle owns when they get a dump.
castle is alright, it gets funkin gnarly windy though, but yah some of the near backcountry is pretty nice.
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No guys castle sucks
no one go there
theres huge lift lines and no snow
its not worth the drive
if you dont like castle then you're a homo
castle sucks guys
theres no lift lines and huge snow
its worth the drive
I don't know what I'm doing here. I think I've been within 50km of it, there were big mountains and stuff.
castle is fucking sick.. there are few runs anywhere in the world which can compare to the back chutes when the snow is good.. who can't say that they would love to burl it at high speed down a steep constant pitch in a foot of powder for like 2500ft with no people around
DROP CLIFFS NOT BOMBS
The whole mountain is like BC. Chutes with fall line skiing all the way to the bottom. Fucking sick place.
And it's a few hrs south of calgary. But don't go there.
some of that extreme backcountry stuff from the site is awesome.. theres one which is sorta opposite the chutes which is awesome.. and one off the backside too which i did a couple of yearrs ago.
DROP CLIFFS NOT BOMBS
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