Up there with the likes of Fernie as a cult resort for expert skiers who can handle its steep terrain, wide glades and powder-filled bowls. While not big in European terms, it packs a lot of tough stuff into its mountains. If that's your scene, get there quickly as the ski area has been developing. From the 2013/14 season the ski area was hugely expanded by a new quad chair up Grey Mountain, adjacent to its existing Granite Mountain terrain, adding some more intermediate runs to its existing mainly gnarly black runs through the trees. It's still the black and double-black stuff that is the real attraction; they're marked on the map, but not on the mountain - so a guide may be necessary to explore it fully. There is good cat-skiing here too - and another 200 acres was added in recent years. Accommodation has recently been built at the base, but otherwise you stay at the small old mining town of Rossland just 4km away.

Transportation update: Rossland and RED Mountain Resort are served by 4 airport options; The West Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar, Trail Airport, Kelowna International Airport and Spokane International Airport.Regular shuttles run several times a day from both Trail (15 minute drive) and Castlegar (30 minute drive) Airports in conjunction with flight arrivals and departures. These shuttles can be booked online through Kootenay Mountain Shuttle. Shuttle services are also available from Cranbrook and Kelowna Airports upon request. Daily shuttles also run from Spokane International Airport in Spokane, Washington, USA (2.5 hour drive). The Spokane Shuttle service can be booked online with Queen City Shuttle

Getting there

  • Castlegar airport: 30 minutes
  • Spokane airport: 2.5 hours

Contact Details

  • Tourist office: +1 800 663 0105

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