Why Red Resort?
Red is a ski resort like no other in Canada. The resort's two mountains, Red and Granite, provide some of the best off-piste skiing in the country and the lack of commercial development means that it attracts people who are most interested in the snow. You take a lift to the top of either mountain and just ski down - almost anywhere you like.
Red Mountain, as the ski resort used to be called, has produced more Canadian ski team members than anywhere else and remains a genuine local's ski area. Not necessarily a good choice for families but for those wanting a unique and challenging ski holiday experience, this is the place. Accommodation is either in a collection of B&Bs on the mountain or in the nearby old gold-mining town of Rossland.
New for 2013/14! -
Up to now the skiing has been spread over the gnarly peaks of Red and Granite, both offering some truly incredible groomers and arguably the best steep tree skiing in the world. However, on June 20th 2013, Red Mountain was granted permission for one of the single largest and certainly the most exciting terrain expansions in North America. Adding a further 997 acres on Grey Mountain, this will take the total lift serviced area to 2,787 acres. The new terrain will be alive and kicking for winter 2013/14 allowing skiers and snowboarders to enjoy this epic, former cat skiing terrain.
- If you are skiing at Red, you should definitely try and make it to Whitewater for a day. The resort, near the town of Nelson, offers even more awesome off-piste terrain.