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. For 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. But it's still the black and double-black stuff that is the real attraction; it's 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 for 2014/15. Accommodation has recently been built at the base, but otherwise you stay at the small old mining town of Rossland just 4km away.

From the Tourist Office
RED Mountain Resort is the last great, unspoiled resort. Located in Rossland, BC, 1st stop on Canada's famous Powder Highway, RED delivers 2,877 acres of pristine unfettered shredding. RED recently added nearly 1,000 acres of intermediate to advanced terrain on Grey Mountain. With 300"/7.6m of annual snowfall, wide-open groomed runs, epic vertical (2,919ft/890m!), in-bounds cat-skiing, 360 degree descents off select peaks, a rich tradition, and the best tree runs on earth, it's no wonder The NY Times voted RED their #8 "Best Place in the World to Visit in 2013." Come and enjoy fresh turns that you don't have to fight for and find out what none of the fuss is about.

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. Please contact Kootenay Mountain Shuttle or Queen City Shuttle for more details or to book.

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

Kootenay Mountain Shuttle - +1-250-362-0080 mountainshuttle.ca
Queen City Shuttle - +1-250-352-9829 kootenayshuttle.com

Getting there

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

Contact Details

  • Tourist office: +1 800 663 0105

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