Red Mountain Resort Ski Holidays

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.
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada
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.
Rupert Hatfield
Product Manager - Canada


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Red Mountain Resort is 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.

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.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Red Resort Guide

Make the most of your Red Resort ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

November to April
Nearest airport
Castlegar, BC or Spokane, WA
Direct flight
No, 1 stop only
Transfer time
3 hours
Transfer or car hire
6,800 ft
Vertical drop
2,900 ft
Ski area
2,877 acres
Ski lifts
51% advanced
31% intermediates
18% beginners


Resort Map

Google piste view


Accommodation in Red is centred around either condos and town houses both on and off mountain, or in the nearby town of Rossland (10 minutes drive), an historic gold mining town nestled high in the Monashee Mountains.

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Red and Rossland accommodation, so we can give you first-hand advice and recommend the best options for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Self-Catered
Red Mountain Resort manage a variety of luxury Condo units both on-mountain and off-mountain.


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20/02/2018 Nicky Hudson

You may not have heard of Red Mountain Resort, but it is a real “GEM” in Canada’s “Powder Highway” The resort is currently made up of three peaks, Red, Granite and Grey, and you can pretty much ride / ski where ever you want to go within the ski boundary, just pick your line and go……….. There are some mellow runs, but the terrain is probably better suited to the intermediate and advanced and will be loved by those looking for great blacks, and double blacks. Great tree runs and powder galore, so if you want to improve your skills in the powder, trees and off piste you can dip in and out building your confidence as you go. There is a resort operated Cat-Ski area on Mt Kirkup, priced at $10 per run so this is a great way to try Cat-Skiing without breaking the bank. Or alternatively there is an independent operator in Red Village for those wanting to go for the day, they have terrain off site which you travel to via mini bus after meeting for breakfast and safety checks. Unfortunately we didn’t book this in advance and they were fully booked for the duration of our stay, so I would advise to book this before you travel to avoid disappointment. It snowed every day of our visit, by the end of a week we had a good 2.5 feet of snow on the roof of our hire car !!!! We had a fabulous time and would highly recommend a visit. Red is now in our top 3 Canadian resorts.

09/03/2017 eric galloway

Could be excellent with the right conditions. We needed a dump of the white stuff to allow us to use the off piste areas... didn't get to Cat ski! Day out with the Mountain Host was fun and allowed us to make new friends. Nice Italian restaurant on the hill and good dining in Rossland.

15/02/2016 David Vander

V good skiing, very friendly locals, perhaps a little low for great snow guarantee.

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