Powder Highway: RED Mountain Resort
RED Mountain Resort is located in Rossland and is acclaimed as “the last great, unspoiled resort”. The resort delivers 3850 acres of skiing unfettered by overdevelopment.
There’s a fabulous 7.6m of annual snowfall on average, wide-open groomed runs, big vertical (890m), in-bounds cat-skiing, and some of the best tree runs in British Columbia.
RED Mountain stats, pros & cons
RED Mountain stats
- Top: 2075m
- Base: 1185m
- Drop: 890m
- Area: 3850 acres
- Number of runs: 110
- Beginner: 18%
- Intermediate: 31%
- Advanced: 23%
- Expert: 28%
- Longest run: 7km
- 7 uplifts
- Snow making?: Yes
- Average annual snowfall: 7.56m
Pros of RED Mountain
- Olde worlde charm
- Great atmosphere
- Around half of slopes for beginners and intermediates
- Around half of slopes for more advanced skiers
- Fantastic views
- In-bounds cat skiing
- Rafters bar for après ski
- Brilliant tree skiing
- New day lodge
- Ski hosts to show you around the resort.
Cons of RED Mountain
- Some slower lifts so it can be chilly
- If you like all mod-cons this is not the place for you.
What we discovered about RED
- Best après-ski we experienced in the whole trip so Rafters is a must
- Most fresh powder of all trip
- RED felt like a proper community resort
- Tree skiing is fairly tight and seep but great fun
Hard core tree chutes
- Nelson is the nearest larger town and it’s really cool
- We wish we had stayed for more than a day.