Red Resort Ski Holidays

Canada Holidays

Expert Opinion Our Expert
Rupert Hatfield

"Three words say it all: steep, deep, powder. My ski days in Red are some of my best ever – lift accessible heaven! You may never have heard of Red before but if you are looking for a challenge then go - you won’t regret it."

Resort Info

  • Resort Scorecard
  • Beginners: 5/10
  • Intermediates: 5/10
  • Advanced: 10/10
  • Families: 5/10
  • Nightlife: 5/10
  • Village Charm: 5/10
  • Affordability: 8/10
  • Non Ski Activities: 3/10
  • Sustainability: 4/10

Season: Nov - Apr

Nearest Airport: Kelowna

Direct Flight: No, 1 stop only

Transfer Time: 3 hours

Transport: Transfer or Car Hire

Elevation: 6,800 ft

Vertical Drop: 2,900 ft

Ski Area: 1,686 acres

Ski Lifts: 6

Runs: 87

Grade: 45% advanced
40% intermediates
15% beginners

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.

Whitewater - 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. 

Ski Safaris Combine skiing in Red with Whitewater