Red and Whitewater Ski Safari
If you dream of leaving waist deep tracks in staggeringly deep snow and of tearing through some of the best tree skiing, bowls and narrow chutes in North America then the resorts of Red Mountain Resort and Whitewater are for you. They may be a little harder to get to but this means no queues and the magical experience of having lap after lap of incredible powder all to yourself.
All of our holidays are tailor-made to suit your dates and requirements, however below is a sample itinerary to show how the resorts might best be combined.
Red Mountain Resort
Land in Spokane, pick up your hire car and drive to Red Mountain Resort.
The base area at Red is small and intimate with traditional style accommodation offering everything you need. There is a cluster of restaurants and bars and nearby Rossland, 15 minutes drive away, is one of the coolest mountain towns in Canada.
Until recently, 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 June 20th 2013, Red Mountain was granted permission for one of the single largest and certainly the most exciting terrain expansions in North America.
There was already so much to explore at Red and now it has a whole lot more to offer. The immense snow, outstanding terrain, short lift lines and genuinely friendly locals will mean that you want to keep Red’s secrets all to yourself.
After skiing in Red Mountain - jump in the car and drive an hour to Nelson, located 25 minutes away from Whitewater. There are some beautiful hotels to choose from and a great variety of restaurants and bars. Nelson calls itself a city but it’s actually quite small and very charming. It has a very welcoming vibe where, just like on the mountain, anything goes, so long as you are having fun.
Whitewater’s tag line is “Pure, simple and real…DEEP” and in our view that’s nailed it. The mountain has an incredible array of terrain choices. From steep, technical chutes and bowls offering the promise of neck deep powder to wide open pistes and fast tree runs, this is nirvana for skiers and snowboarders everywhere. When you also factor in the short lift lines, great value lift pass and an average snowfall of a whopping 40 feet it’s easy to understand why we get so excited by this unique resort.
Whitewater is a serious mountain for serious skiers and is well known for its steeps. Around 88% of the 1,200 acres is advanced terrain, and when you consider the 2,200 feet of vertical you get a picture of just how epic Whitewater is.
On your last day, drive three hours to Spokane for your flight home.