First Timer Questions: How Do I Manage My Risk on the Ski Hill?

Dean from Castle Mountain Resort answers your question!

All sports have some level of risk and we look to the Alpine Responsibility Code to guide us and to mitigate that risk. The Alpine Responsibility Code covers things like:

  • Having the right equipment to prevent accidents and runoffs
  • Selecting terrains based on your ability and experience
  • Having local knowledge and awareness of your surrounding

These and more are covered on the Alpine Responsibility Code and everybody is encouraged to familiarize themselves with it as it makes for a safer day skiing for everyone. Learn more about staying safe in ski areas.

What Dean loves about Castle Mountain Resort:

I like Castle’s sense of community. It’s a ski hill that has a lot of heart. We have an amazing beginner area with our Magic Carpet and our Green Chair – probably second to none beginner terrain. And then from there, people move up onto our Huckleberry Chair, and there’s a nice beginner run on that as well. And we’re seeing a lot of beginner and intermediate skiers these last two years, which we’re really grateful for.

Castle is a really welcoming hill. I think your first impression when you pull up is, you’re not parking a mile away. The Lodge is right here. It’s a place where everybody knows your name. If you arrive here and don’t know somebody, by the end of the day, you’ll probably have made a new best friend. Whether it’s on the beginner slopes or the expert slopes, we have it all.

Don’t waste time. Get out here, soon!


Castle Mountain Resort is Alberta’s most authentic mountain experience 2.5 hours South West of Calgary. Learn more about Castle Mountain Resort.

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