RED Mountain Resort Guide

Insider tips from our team

The Skiing

Up to 2013, the skiing had 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 20 June 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 has taken total lift-serviced area to 2,787 acres. The terrain allows skiers and snowboarders to enjoy this epic, former cat-skiing terrain.

In 2015, RED expanded its terrain again with new cat-skiing access on Mount Kirkup by nearly 200 acres of gladed tree skiing, inclusive of three newly cut runs on the south side of Mt Kirkup. This terrain has 1,600 feet of vertical drop, previously only accessible by hiking and ski touring. The cat-skiing operation acts as a shuttle from Grey Mountain to the peak of Mount Kirkup with seats sold on a first-come, first-served basis for only $10 per run with the purchase of your lift ticket. Essentially, RED gives their guests a taste of backcountry cat-skiing (typically around $550 a day) for the price of a beer at some other resorts!

Childcare Facilities

RED Mountain Daycare is a Government Licensed daycare. They offer a safe, warm and fun environment for children aged 18 months to 5 years old. They are located at the base area and are accessible and convenient for skiing families. Offering ski lessons for 3-5-year-olds from our kid-oriented Snow Sports staff. They are open 7 days a week from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Reservations are required for Kindercare. Contact or 1-800-663-0105 ext. 237.

Facilities & Services

Piste Off Supply Company - The new Piste Off Supply Company has everything you need — or forgot. A youthful vibe featuring brands like The North Face, Burton, Quiksilver, Electric, RVCA, Orage, Smith Optics and many more. Friendly service and an ability to get you back out on the slopes quickly are points of pride around here and staff will be happy to recommend their favourite runs, restaurants and/or spots in Rossland. 

Snowsports School - For age 6 years and up, Discover skiing packages, intermediate packages or a pack or three 'Zero to Hero' lessons are offered daily. For children aged 6-15 years, 3-5 day camps are pre-bookable and operate through the season on various dates, especially school holidays.

Supermarket - Ferraro Foods is located in Rossland and is happy to even take pre-orders for your arrival.

Restaurants - A smorgasbord of restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining await you, both on-mountain and in Rossland, see the RED Resort dining guide.

Bars - There's a selection of bars and pubs in Rossland and the area for you to choose from.

Cinemas - Located just half an hour from RED Mountain Resort in Castlegar.

Weekly events

Live music in Rafters - Enjoy the apres-ski lifestyle at Rafters, located in the base lodge.

Daily Complimentary Tours - Meet up with one of the knowledgeable Snow Hosts who offer a wealth of experience and stories about RED Mountain.


Backcountry and Touring - The touring around RED is plentiful and glorious. Five different backcountry peaks are easily accessible from the resort’s boundary. Guided backcountry tours are highly recommended and run by Snowsports School.

Cat and Heli-Skiing - RED Mountain Resort is located in the BC Interior in the mountainous Monashee range which boasts high levels of snowfall and high-quality terrain, an ideal setting for cat and heli-skiing.

Cross Country Skiing - Blackjack Cross Country Club is located very close to RED, across the highway and up the road from RED’s main entrance. The club is professionally groomed with the support of Big RED Cats and sports over 30km of trails ranging from beginner to expert.

Snowshoeing - Explore the 1 km snowshoe path at the base of the mountain either with one of our guides or on your own. Rentals are available.

Ainsworth Hot Springs - Located approximately 1.5 hours from RED Mountain, Ainsworth offers comfort and relaxation all in one beautiful setting.

Ice Skating - Rossland boasts both an outdoor skating rink, as well as an arena to test your talents.

Boutique shopping - Rossland offers a host of unique shops that can satisfy your needs whether you are hunting for the perfect gift or looking for souvenirs from your holiday.

Trail Leisure Center - Just 15 minutes away from the mountain base, your entire family can enjoy, a hot tub, lap pool, waterslide and gym.

Spas - Various spas are located right in the town of Rossland that offer the relaxation and therapy your body needs after a day on the slopes.


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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
2,919 ft
Avg snowfall
25 ft
Ski area
3850 acres
Ski lifts
49% advanced 34% intermediates 17% beginners