Red Mountain Ski Resort

For deep powder, tough terrain and minimal crowds, look no further than the resort of Red Mountain in British Columbia.

Located above the former mining town of Rossland in the snowy Kootenay Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, Red Mountain has a real reputation for its advanced and expert terrain. Over 8m of snowfall lands here annually, meaning fresh tracks are on offer more often than not – and they stick around for longer here too owing to the lack of crowds.

To make the most of the terrain on the resort’s three mountains – Red, Granite and Grey – join Ski Club Freshtrack’s epic BC Powder Adventure, which also takes in cat skiing and time at the cult resort of Whitewater.

Our Red Mountain Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Advanced ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Après ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Pros

Fantastic snow record and gets much less rain than Whistler

Gnarly terrain and great glade skiing

Lots of cat and heli skiing options nearby

Cons

Local slopes can be limited – combine your stay with another resort

Only slow lifts

Not a great deal to do away from the slopes

Red Mountain Resort

Although there has been some recent development at the base of the resort, the best place to stay is 4km away from the slopes in the old mining town of Rossland. Accommodation is really good value and the locals are very friendly, which adds to the appeal of this traditional Canadian town.

Attractions away from the slopes are relatively limited – this is a place very much about the skiing. Après is also generally quiet, but Rafters Pub at the base of the slopes has a good happy hour and can get lively after a powder day in particular.

How to get to Red Mountain

Calgary and Vancouver are both around 7 hours drive away, but don’t be put off as you can stop at other resorts along the way and the scenery is spectacular. Alternatively, fly into Spokane over the US border in Washington – its only 2 ½ hours away by car and the border crossing is easy.

  • Spokane airport: 2.5 hours (driving)
  • Vancouver airport: 7 hours (driving)
  • Calgary airport: 7 hours (driving)

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