Visiting Red Mountain Resort
Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Red Mountain Resort.
- Season opens—
- Season closes5 Apr 2020
- Restaurants | Bars5 | 2
- Nearest Airport Trail/Castlegar
- Nearest Train Station Spokane (Washington USA)
- Tourist Office Website
- Tourist Office Phone250-362-7384
Red Mountain Resort Features
The terrain at Red Mountain Resort includes:
- Terrain Parks1
- X-Country40.0 km
- Ski Hire—
What's it like at Red Mountain Resort resort?
Red Mountain is the last great, unspoiled resort. Located in Rossland, BC, along the famous "Powder Highway," RED delivers 4,200 acres of pristine skiing unfettered by overdevelopment. For 2017/18 Paradise Lodge went under the knife and got a big facelift, extra seating and brand new washrooms. We have tripled the size of high performance rentals including an extension of the patio upstairs --huge deck = huger deck! Piste off retail warriors expanded - more fashion and more function. We've also added more parking, 200 extra spots to be exact! With 305"/7.6m of annual snowfall, wide-open groomers, epic vertical (2,919ft/890m!), in-bounds cat-skiing, 360 degree descents off select peaks, a rich tradition, and -- phew! -- the best tree runs in BC, it's no wonder The NY Times voted us their #8 "Best Place in the World to Visit in 2013." Other accolades include #1 in Powder's "Ski Town Throwdown," and "Most Underrated Resort" by Skiing. Around here, we pride ourselves on fresh turns that you don't have to fight for. Aside from the legendary skiing and snowboarding, RED boasts world-class cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, movie nights and après action in Rafters, "North America's Best Ski Area Bar" according to Powder Magazine (and us…). Modern ski in/out lodging, fine dining, a professional ski school, guiding, high-performance rentals, day care that's just steps away from gourmet espresso, and a free shuttle to Rossland round out our offering. With Rossland's turn-of-the-century charm and our legendarily friendly locals, RED Mountain Resort is the full vacation package: Everything you need. Nothing you don't. (The only fluff we offer is our snow!)
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What's the snow currently like in Red Mountain Resort?
A summary of the current snow conditions in Red Mountain Resort. View more information on the Red Mountain Resort detailed snow report page.
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Visitor Reviews of Red Mountain Resort
David booth from United States writes:
I have mixed emotions when it comes to Red Mountain. On one hand they have ample terrain and not that many people there, on the other hand the majority of the terrain is low down and you can rarely ski them outside of icy conditions.
While I was there I talked to a skier from a little town called Nelson, just an hour north. he encouraged me to go to his ski hill (White water) to check out the conditions there as the hill is located higher up and even though it's less terrain, it's actually all skiable. I did end up taking a day to go up there and I'm glad I did as the snow was much deeper and lift lines were also just as empty.
While I was in Nelson I also decided to take a walk around the town. This town is more developed than Red with neat stores and a plethora of breweries. The food chains are also amazing and plentiful.
All in all, Red Mountain is an ok hill that may be a bit too over hyped. Either that, or like Europe, maybe this ski hill is starting to see the effects of climate change on it's lower runs. Get it while it's cold.
Positives for Red:
-usually Low lift lines and space to ski (Whitewater has space too)
-tree skiing (when conditions permit - more off than on)
-Rafters is great - can sometimes be too packed and you don't find a seat.
Negatives for Red:
- conditions on lower runs not too great and get hit first with warm weather
- slow outdated lifts that get shut down with the smallest amount of wind
- Josie hotel rooms have no hot tub (WTF)
- not a lot of restaurant options
- nothing really to do in town.
- watch out for CORE shots. I got one on my last day on my new ski's :(
Final thoughts. I didn't really find the people in the Red area nicer than other areas, I just found them to be people from a small town. Some seemed friendly, some really didn't want people to be around. haha. It's good skiing, but if I had to do it again, I would go straight to Nelson. Seriously, take a day and head over there to Whitewater. You will not regret it. And go in the lodge for food at Nelson as the food is amazing and blows the doors off any restaurant near Red.
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