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
Canada Product Manager
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
Canada Product Manager

Summary

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Beginner
2
Average: 2 (1 vote)
Intermediate
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Advanced

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

Season
November to April
Nearest airport
Castlegar, BC or Spokane, WA
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
2,877 acres
Ski lifts
6
Runs
110
Grade
51% advanced
31% intermediates
18% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

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 Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
An exciting new addition to Red Mountain Resort - the first luxury ski-in ski-out hotel in the resort offering a new level of comfort.
  • 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.

Reviews

Read honest reviews, direct from our customers.

If you’ve recently returned from this resort, we’d love to hear from you.

If no reviews are available yet, ask for first-hand advice from Ski Safari staff who have visited this resort. Call us on 01273 224 060.

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26/03/2019 David Chalmers

Excellent. Surprising amount of intermediate terrain - very different resort from a few years ago.

25/02/2019 Christopher Malpass

Good all round service at the base of the resort - for rental skis and passes. Excellent Snow host available free twice a day at 9.00 am and 12.30 pm. Superb and varied runs - especially through pine forests. Only niggle was the lack of footrests on some lifts.

16/02/2019 Martin Dawson

When we arrived there hadn't been fresh snow for a few days and temperatures were above average for January, this meant plenty of huge moguls in the trees and an occasional sun crust. Red is a genuinely challenging hill, so throw in slightly below par snow conditions and you may find yourself dreaming of European pistes. Hit it in the right conditions and if you like it steep and tight in the trees you'll be in for a great time. Despite the lack of fresh snow in resort we had a good day with Big Red Cats, guides just have a knack of finding the soft stuff and they're a really friendly outfit. Back in resort the lodge at the mountain base is good for a few drinks at the end of the day but otherwise, like many Canadian resorts, if you're staying in resort there's nothing at the ski hill after early evening and you'll need to head 30 minutes down the hill to Rossland to find signs of life. If the snow had been better I'd probably be rating the resort higher - but hey, that's not their fault and it's all part of skiing.

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