Castle Mountain is 2.5 hours south of McKenzie town where I live if the roads are in good shape. The season starts late and ends early. If you had lots of Fridays and Mondays off, I think it would be a fantastic place to get a season pass - but they certainly are not cheap. The powder is epic. It does not get any better. Trust me. The lifts are old lifts from Sunshine Village and they can be slow. So weekends are jammed. No real amenities down there. Middle of nowhere. So unless you got bucks, you wont' be staying overnight. You could get a dive for 80 a night in Pincher Creek which is about 30 minutes away. If you were a regular at Castle, everybody would know your name. Its a small resort and only packed on weekends from Lethbridge villagers. What else do you want to know?