One of the province’s favourite ski resorts is officially opening for the season this Saturday.
Castle Mountain Resort is seeing the earliest official opening it has held in the past decade, all thanks to the additional snowmaking machines that were added to the mountain this past summer, according to a release.
A total of $2 million in infrastructure projects were carried out since the mountain closed for the spring, resulting in a preview weekend being held two weeks earlier than previous years.
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“We look forward to seeing the benefits of our recent upgrades come to life as our guests experience one of the longest ski seasons in recent memory at Castle Mountain Resort,” said Castle Mountain Resort Sales & Marketing Manager, Cole Fawcett, in the release.
“Our off-season investment in snowmaking infrastructure will result in noticeably better snow conditions, particularly early and late in the season.”
The new snowmaking infrastructure can be seen in the Huckleberry terrain pod, within the base area, and on Whiskey Jack Run.
The new snowmaking machines are expected to extend the resort’s reason further into April, making for one of the longest ski seasons that Castle Mountain has seen in recent years.
Along with the new machines, Castle Mountain also installed a natural gas line, allowing for the resort to reduce its environmental impact by 90 metric tones of greenhouse gases per year.
Discount tickets are currently available online through the resort’s White Friday sale, with up to 30% off lift tickets — though only until midnight Friday.