With the west having one of the worst winters in a long time and you think it cant get much worse, well the worst just happened.
Castle Mountain a resort approx. 2 hours from Calgary, Alberta shut down their lifts due to a lack of snow. Taken from their website is the following press release;
February 15, 2015 - Pincher Creek, AB - We regretfully announce that Castle Mountain Resort will be unable to continue its winter operations at this time. Following the temporary closure last week temperatures have remained high and no new snow have forced this closure. Monday February 16th will be our last day of operation. We will make every effort to re-open if conditions permit.
The mountain's snowpack, especially at lower elevations, is too lean to continue with alpine operations. The contrast in snowfall from an average full season Winter snowfall is 910cm. Currently to date for the 14/15 season we have received 264cm.
"The resort staff have all been working hard, moving lots of snow to rebuild the lower mountain." says Brad Brush, General Manager. "Unfortunately the weather has been against us, delivering warm, wet conditions that has eroded our snow base in these areas".
This season has been extremely challenging and Mother Nature has unfortunately not delivered this season. Our customers, the community and our staff have been very patient this Winter Season. Please keep snow dancing!
About Castle Mountain Resort
Castle Mountain Resort is located in Alberta, less than 1.5 hours west of Lethbridge and about 2.5 hours south of Calgary. Castle is a winter destination with an average annual snowfall of 910cms and 2,833 vertical feet of chutes, bowls, glades, groomed cruisers and gentle rollers across 3,592ac.
For more information contact:
403-627-5101403-627-5101 ext. 223