Castle Mountain

January 4, 5 & 6, 2019

Castle Mountain Resort Ski Mountaineering Races

At Castle Mountain, Alberta

Registration: Zone4 SMCC National Championships at Castle Mountain

Castle Mountain Resort is pleased to announce the 7th annual weekend of Ski Mountaineering Events. This year will serve as the Canadian National Championships and will include a Sprint Race, a Vertical Race and an Individual Race (long and short courses). 

Race Information

The Castle races have recreational and competitive divisions for men and women with categories for youth (<19) and Masters (>40). Race Timelines are subject to variances based on weather and/or Officials Safety concerns.

Fri Jan 4, 2019

  • 1:30-1:45 Tech briefing, day lodge, for Vertical race, waivers
  • 3:00 Vertical race start
  • 4:00 Results posted/appeal period

Sat Jan 5, 2019

  • 10:00-12:00 Lift tickets, waivers, Sprint course open for training
  • 12:00 Tech briefing Sprint race,
  • 1:00-3:00 Sprint race
  • 4:00 Results posted/appeal period
  • 7:00-8:00 Day Lodge: Podiums (Vert/Sprint) & Skimo Open House and Silent Auction

Sun Jan 6, 2018

  • 08:00 – 09:15 Individual race start lists, waivers, lift tickets.
  • 08:45 Individual race tech briefing
  • 09:45 Racers to start corral, beacon check, personal bags
  • 10:00 Individual race start and move start to create finish corral
  • 12:30 Cut off for Competitive division racers to reach transition at top boot pack on Haig Ridge.
  • 2:00 Individual race finish, food/beverage day lodge
  • 3:00 Draft results posted/appeal period
  • 3:30 Awards ceremonies day lodge

Athlete Information

Thank you very much for registering and racing! The Skimo athletes are the reason Skimo volunteers give freely of their time. Your safety and a positive experience are our goals.

Registration for SMCC CMR Skimo Races is only available at

There is Wifi @ CMR Base. No cell coverage.

Equipment: For athletes racing the Individual race, beacon, probe, shovel, helmet, layered clothes, eye protection, space blanket, skis/skins, whistle, and a pack are mandatory. A lesser combination of the above equipment is required for the Vertical and Sprint race. To be presented at Tech briefings.

CMR offers various on-hill accommodations options. Visit

Beaver Mines is 15 minutes from CMR and 45 minutes from Pincher Creek.

Uphill skinning

CMR offers uphill skiing – on Huckleberry Trail only. (Follow signage from Base). There is also a groomed X-country loop available, with some nice steep pitches & plenty of room. Uphill skiing anywhere else on CMR tenure is absolutely forbidden and a violation of same by any Skimo athlete is possible grounds for elimination.  Do not make the Race Director/Jury President have to sanction any athlete, pretty please.

See you there!

Brent Harris Race Director,

David Dornian Jury President,