Here’s the Castle Mountain blurb on their website.
“Castle Mountain Resort isn’t run by accountants working for some mega-corporation. It’s owned and operated by skiers who are driven by adrenaline, not profit. We believe in dry powder snow. We believe in challenging terrain. And we believe that the right combination of these elements will provide experiences of a lifetime for those who, like us, live to ski. Closer to Heaven, Down to Earth…That’s Castle.”
So Yes, Castle Mountain is not Whistler and the 200 local shareholders don’t want it to be a big name resort.
Castle Mountain is big. With over 3500 acres, it’s extremely big, especially given the number of skiers it gets. 6 lifts, 354 inches of snow per year, and 863m of vertical are impressive stats.
When it comes to being an employee, here’s a truly amazing set of figures. Staff accommodation costs $15.50 – $17 per day. And no that’s not a misprint.
Castle Mountains is about the skiing. You won’t find any nightclubs here. What you will find is an authentic experience with a tight knit group of visitors and employees. You’ll forge great relationships in waist-deep powder not cocktail-fuelled sessions. It’s a community that genuinely cares for seasonal workers and a place of true Canadian hospitality.
Castle Mountain is also remote. It’s 2.5 hours from Calgary and there’s town at the mountain is small. That means a very high percentage of the staff get employee housing at the mountain. If you want non-employee housing try https://www.facebook.com/groups/389287507770201/
So why should people work at Castle Mountain? Well, it’s the things this place doesn’t have that make it special: lift lines, traffic jams, homeless seasonal workers, and tracked out powder by 10am.
If you’d like to work at Castle Mountain, just tag it in the “desired work locations” section of your profile.