Sitting in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies, RED Mountain Resort is the hidden jewel of BC's Powder Highway region. Located outside the former gold mining town of Rossland, BC, RED Mountain was founded in the early 1900s and is among the oldest ski resorts in North America.
In 2016, RED Mountain made the unique decision to buck the trend in mega-resorts and launch an equity crowdfunding campaign, allowing individual skiers to purchase a stake in the mountain, using the now-famous "Fight the Man, Own the Mountain" slogan.
The resort is known to cater primarily to intermediate to advanced skiers and riders, particularly backcountry and powder lovers. RED Mountain receives 7.6 meters of annual snowfall and offers the amazing feature of $10/run in-bounds cat-skiing.
RED Mountain Resort is among the top 20 largest resorts in North America offering 3,850 acres of skiable terrain. The resort provides access to four mountains, spread across 119 runs and including almost 3,000 feet of vertical drop.
RED Mountain Resort has received many accolades from #8 in the New York Times' "46 Best Places in the World to Visit", to #1 Ski Town in Powder Magazine's "Ski Town Throwdown", to "Most Underrated Resort" and the "Best Ski Bar in North America".
The backcountry touring around RED is plentiful and glorious. Four different backcountry peaks are easily accessible from the resort’s boundary: Mount Roberts, White Wolf Ridge, Record Peak and Record Ridge, and the backside of Mount Kirkup.
If you plan to do backcountry touring, we strongly recommend that you book a certified ACMG guide to safely show you the way out and back. Red Mountain has a list of recommended touring guide companies available on their website.
Cat Skiing & Heli-Skiing
RED Mountain Resort is located in the B.C. Interior in the mountainous Monashee range which boasts high levels of snowfall and high-quality terrain, an ideal setting for cat-skiing or heli-skiing. Access nearly 20,000 acres of untracked glades and bowls in the beautiful Rossland Range. Check out RED Mountain's other trusted partners for more info on cat-skiing and heli-skiing in the area.
Cross Country Skiing
The Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club, located just 2 minutes up the road from the mountain, has over 40km of professionally groomed trails that range from easy and rolling to steep and winding.
Enjoy the glide, the superb views, perhaps a warm fire at one of the three cabins, and a fantastic workout. We even have 2.5 km of lighted night skiing trails and a 2 km Doggy Loop.
Snowshoeing & Fat Bike Tours
Kootenay Gateway have been sharing their passion for the outdoors since 2007. Their professional guides and instructors know all the best trails and secret snow stashes and will take you places you will not discover on your own.
They will provide a safe and informative environment for you to enjoy your winter adventure, learn more about snowshoeing and/or fat biking as well as snow science, local history, and simple navigation skills. Fun for all — first timers to experts will love our wilderness adventures.
*Skican does not endorse these activities and you undertake them at your own risk.
What I love about Red - Full moon dinners on the
mountain, great après ski bar, hot tubs with a view,
Ferraro Foods grocery store in Rossland, lift accessible
cat skiing, steeps and deeps.Karen Nasmith