Located in Rossland, British Columbia, Red Mountain is the first stop on Canada's famous Powder Highway. Red Mountain gives snow-lovers over 120km of pristine skiing with 7.6m of annual snowfall. Just a few years ago, Red Mountain expanded further onto Grey Mountain where there is mostly intermediate skiing with amazing conditions.
Many of the peaks have 360-degree descents, as well as some of the best tree-skiing in British Columbia, all of this steeped in rich tradition. With an amazing 2,919ft vertical drop, Red Mountain has some of the most scenic, panoramic skiing on offer.
Visitors to Red Mountain are encouraged to fly into Spokane International Airport in Washington and then transfer across the Canadian border. There is also the West Kootenay Regional Airport that is only 35 minutes away, however, it is often subject to poor visibility so flights can be unpredictable and cancelled.
Resort Altitude: 1,183m
Resort Skiing: 2,073m
Total Ski Area: 120km
Blue Runs: 20km
Red Runs: 50km
Black Runs: 50km
Cross Country: 50km
With 110 marked trails over 2,073m of terrain, the expansive Red Mountain Resort covers three mountain summits - Red Mountain, Granite Mountain and Grey Mountain, and has been voted the "Most Underrated Resort" in Canada. Known for its variety of terrain, the resort offers something for all abilities, whether you ski or snowboard.
The Red Mountain Resort's variety of terrain makes it the perfect location for all abilities. The resort is perfect for natural skiing with many forest runs that are usually untouched. The wide open pistes of blue and red slopes cater for beginners and intermediates and also make it perfect for family skiing. There are usually no crowds making lift queues short and pistes enjoyably empty.
Red Mountain Resort boasts features for all levels of boarders, including natural hits with tree-lined runs, a six-acre snow park with jumps and rails and numerous wide groomed runs across the resort.
The Red Mountain's Fall Line Ski and Snowboard School offer lessons for all abilities and ages in group or private programs. Additionally, they also have backcountry skiing programs, where skiers can gain avalanche training as well as explore what the resort has to offer.
Resort-run Red Daycare hosts childcare for children aged 18 months to 5 years and also offer Kinderski lessons for children aged 3 to 5 years. Programs can be offered on a full day or half-day basis and run from 8am to 4pm.
Although Red Mountain is a relatively small resort, there are a range of restaurants on offer. Residents can also take the short drive to Rossland where there is a wider selection of options. Rafter's Lounge is a resort favourite offering casual dining with delicious food.
The après scene at Red Mountain and in Rossland is generally quiet, suiting its relaxed nature. Yet, The Flying Steamshovel and Powder Keg are good for a drink after a day's skiing, with craft beer and live music on offer.
From cat-skiing, snowshoeing and ice-skating to a farmer's market, aquatic centre and a cinema, non-skiers can be kept well and truly entertained with a range of activities on offer, both in resort and in the nearby town of Rossland.