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Castle Mountain has received 68 cms of powder in the past week and lots more is forecast for this week

Winter storm warnings for southwest Alberta and Castle could not be happier.

The last week has finally turned into real winter at the Castle with 68cms of snow falling in the form of light fluffy powder. This is almost double the amount of snow of any other resort in the area. There was 28cms of powder on Tuesday that graced us just in time for the Media/Vip Cat Skiing Day on January 11, 2012. See Jan.12 Snow Report on the Castle Mountain YouTube Channel to see some of the footage from the day. Then on Saturday morning the snow started again and the last 36 hours has seen 40cms of fluff fall from the sky.

The best part of this story is that the long range forecast has snow all week. Lots of it!!! See for the 6 day forecast. All the people at the resort are cheering with this winter storm warning rather than the wind warnings that have plagued western Canada most of the winter. This is shaping up to be one of those week long storms that deposits over 100cms at the Castle. The sparkle is back in the eyes of all our Powder Hounds and they are sharing it all over our Facebook group at Castle Mountain Facebook.

All of this snow is just in time for the Avalanche Awareness Days on January 21 & 22, 2012. This coming Saturday and Sunday will have various activities like beacon demonstration, beacon search competitions, CARDA Dog simulated rescues, explosive demos and informative videos and literature. There will be plenty to do and plenty to see. See for all the details about Avalanche Awareness Days and for the up to date snow reports.

For more details and a list of runs that will be open, contact the resort or go to

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