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Red Mountain

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Skier Level

Family Friendly


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Ease of Access

Red Mountain celebrates the claim to be Western Canada’s original ski resort! Scandinavian miners in search of gold brought skiing to the Rossland area, forming a ski club and hosting a race down Red Mountain in 1896. By the late 1930’s there was a rope tow and 1947 saw the first chair lift.

Since then the resort has expanded and enhanced its facilities and isn’t standing still either. Newly announced for the 2019/20 season is the new Topping triple chair bringing the total skiable acreage to 3,850.

The resort has an array of slopes but is probably best suited to experienced skiers and riders, who will enjoy its steeps and its powder-filled glades. Advanced skiers who are looking to improve away from the crowds will find Red is ideal - the ski school offers an introduction to ski touring and there is cat skiing on site. Red also has 1,000 acres of side-country on Mt. Roberts, accessed by hiking. Cat skiing has also been available on Mount Kirkup since the 2014/15 season.

Families will be pleased to know that there is also day-care and a magic carpet for beginners. The resort’s T-bar services offer both some novice slopes and the terrain park too.

Being away from the crowds, we recommend renting a car to get to Red Mountain Resort - which also makes it easy to combine your ski holiday to Red with other resorts on the Powder Highway.

There are a few places to eat at the base, with Rafters - one of the best Ski Area Bars in the world - a highlight at the Day Lodge. Most of the nightlife is in Rossland, a 3km shuttle from the slopes, where there are 20 or so pubs and cafes to choose from.

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are on offer at the resort, with further activities to be found in Rossland.

We can arrange your lift passes, rental equipment and ski school at Red Mountain ski resort before you go which will save you approximately 5% from the in resort prices.

Red Mountain Ski Resort Ski Facts

Base elevation
3,387 feet / 1,185 metres

Terrain Park
Rockstar Energy Terrain Park

Top elevation
6,807 feet / 2,075 metres

Avg annual snowfall
300 inches / 760 cm

Vertical drop
2,919 feet / 890 metres

Lift capacity (pax/hour)

Number of runs

Ski season
Dec 9 to Apr 2

Number of lifts
8, including 2 Quads and 3 Triples (from the 2019/20 season)

Skiable terrain 
3,850 acres - 28% expert, 23% advanced, 31% intermediate & 18% beginner

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Insider Tips


For a memorable ski safari or twin centre trip, combine Red with Whitewater, Big White or Apex or for even more challenges Fernie.


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