Red Mountain4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews
  • Recommend
    86%
  • Would Revisit
    86%
Wagner Custome Skis

Red Mountain Resort
Red Mountain Resort
Plenty of steep tree skiing
Plenty of steep tree skiing
Base facilities at Red Mountain ski resort
Base facilities at Red Mountain ski resort
A family friendly ski resort
A family friendly ski resort
Great kids' ski school
Great kids' ski school
A small terrain park
A small terrain park
Paradise Lodge Red Mountain
Paradise Lodge Red Mountain
Rossland Canada
Rossland Canada
Red Mountain Lodging
Red Mountain Lodging
Red Mountain Condos
Red Mountain Condos
Big Red Cat Skiing based at Red Mountain
Big Red Cat Skiing based at Red Mountain
Cat Skiing Near Red Mountain
Cat Skiing Near Red Mountain
There is dog sledding in nearby Salmo
There is dog sledding in nearby Salmo
Red Mountain Resort
Red Mountain Resort
Red Resort: wide groomed runs for intermediates
Red Resort: wide groomed runs for intermediates
The cute nearby town of Rossland BC
The cute nearby town of Rossland BC
Rossland Canada
Rossland Canada
The main street of Rossland
The main street of Rossland
Red ski resort apres
Red ski resort apres
Red Mountain Resort
Red Mountain Resort

Red Mountain

Most skiers and snowboarders have heard of Red Mountain Resort, but in some respects it is still an undiscovered ski destination. The few that do know about the wonders of Red enjoy the major benefits of the uncrowded slopes. Another drawcard for Red is the incredibly friendly and laid back vibe of the resort and the nearby town of Rossland. Some visitors come on a ski holiday to Red and never leave because they fall in love with the place. The Scandinavians that came for the gold rush in 1890 were probably also inflicted with the love bug when they discovered that the real treasure was the snow and the great Red Mountain ski terrain.

Red Mountain Resort Ski and Snowboard Terrain Essentially Red Mountain is the place where you can “strike gold” on a powder day. Powderhounds absolutely love the amazing fall line tree skiing where they can sniff out plenty of fresh powder. It’s easy to see why Red Resort is an award-winner when it comes to the tree skiing.

The Red Resort ski area is compact but it packs a lot into the 683 hectares and 890 metres of vertical. There is beginner terrain and plenty of intermediate cruisers, but the main bias of the resort is towards expert riders and powderhounds. The two mountains within the resort (Red Mountain and Granite Mountain) are serviced by six slow lifts, and mid-week you will pretty much have the lifts and terrain to yourself. In addition to the in-bounds terrain, there are also stacks of easily accessed backcountry runs.



Where is Red Mountain Resort? Red Mountain is about 3 kilometres from Rossland in British Columbia, just inside the Canadian border. It’s about a 2.5 hour drive from Spokane International Airport (Washington State, USA), 3.5 hours from Kelowna International Airport, or just 30 minutes from Castlegar Regional Airport.

Red Mountain is located in the Powder Triangle of BC in the heart of cat and heli-skiing territory. The West Kootenay region is renowned for great terrain and an abundance of quality powder. Red Mountain skiers can enjoy the benefits of the area for the price of a lift ticket, or can go cat skiing with Big Red Cats.

Accommodation and Facilities It’s a tricky choice regarding whether to choose on-mountain Red Resort accommodation or in the old gold-mining town of Rossland. Both have their advantages. On-mountain condo options are conveniently located very close to the lifts, some of which are ski-in. The pretty town of Rossland has a wider range of accommodations to suit various budgets, and has more shops, restaurants and bars than on-mountain.

The resort and town find the right balance between having adequate infrastructure and facilities, without being overdeveloped or “resortified”. The population of Rossland is less than 4,000 people, there is one traffic light, there are definitely no Prada shops, and the town has a beautifully relaxed culture. Red Mountain and Rossland do rustic with a capital “R”.

Why Ski or Snowboard at Red Mountain? The locals are incredibly passionate about their ski resort. They are happy to share stories about other places they’ve skied or snowboarded, and the multiple reasons why Red is the best. They just don’t want you to tell anyone else and let the secret out.

In addition to the super friendly locals and great tree skiing, another major advantage to having a vacation at Red Mountain and Rossland is the lack of expense. You get great bang for your buck! Accommodation, lift tickets, beverages and food are very inexpensive, so skiing and snowboarding at Red Mountain is very attractive for families, ski bums and anyone else who is happy to keep money in their pocket. If you are a powderhound, get to Red Mountain and engage in a riotous spree. In other words, paint the town Red!

Tours that include Red Mountain

Safari (Road Trip) Tours
11-Day British Columbia Ski Tour DETAILS
HOSTED SKI SAFARI | POWDER HIGHWAY BC
10 Nights | 8 Days Skiing | 4 Resorts
From price based on twin/double-share.
Base/invoice currency is in CAD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 2,691
Ability: Intermediate, Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
Travel BC's famous Powder Highway & experience the best skiing in Canada. This 11 day tour takes in some of BC's less visited resorts of Revelstoke, Kicking Horse, Whitewater & Red Mountain. Here you will find some of the most challenging terrain in Canada combined with the deepest & driest snow in BC.
More
West Kootenay Classic DETAILS
FULLY HOSTED & GUIDED SAFARI
9 Days | 9 Nights | 7 Skiing | 3 Resorts
From price based on twin/double-share option.
Base/invoice currency is in CAD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 2,614
Ability: Intermediate, Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
Pack your snorkel for this one! This tour visits probably what is the best selection of BC powder destinations including Revelstoke, Red Mountain & Whitewater.
More
Kootenay Full Circuit DETAILS
FULLY HOSTED & GUIDED SAFARI
11 Days | 10 Nights | 9 Days Skiing | 4 Resorts
From price based on twin/double-share; fixed-date tour.
Base/invoice currency is in CAD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 2,768
Ability: Intermediate, Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
This tour visits BC's premier powder destinations including Kicking Horse, Revelstoke, Red Mountain & Whitewater. Fixed tour date for mixed group or custom private group.
More
See all Safari (Road Trip) tours that visit Red Mountain here
Heli Skiing Tours
Kootenay Sampler DETAILS
COMBINED HELI + CAT + RESORT TOUR
3 Days Heli + 2 Days Cat + 1 Day Resort
From price based on twin/double-share, early season.
Base/invoice currency is in CAD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 4,235
Ability: Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
This has to be one of the most exciting powder adventures for any powder addict! Combine 3 days of heli skiing & 2 days of cat skiing in the Kootenays plus a day at BC's Whitewater Resort.
More
See all Heli Skiing tours that visit Red Mountain here
Cat Skiing Tours
Big Red Cats - Day Cat Skiing DETAILS
GUIDED DAY CAT SKIING
6+ Runs | Various Group Abilities
From price based on 1 day of cat skiing in low season
Base/invoice currency is in CAD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 307
Ability: Intermediate, Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
If you're heading to Rossland / Red Mountain you can't go past a day with Big Red Cats. You can join a group or bring together up to 11 of your friends to make a private catskiing adventure to remember. Spoil yourself to some untracked Kootenay cold smoke this winter!!
More
Big Red Cats - Multi-Day Packages DETAILS
GUIDED CAT SKIING PACKAGES
3 Nights | 3 Days Snowcat Sking
From price based low season, 3 nights/3 days package, twin/double-share lodging.
Base/invoice currency is in CAD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 1,077
Ability: Intermediate, Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
This sample tour includes 3 nights of accommodation at Red Shutter Inn located in the heart of Red Mountain village plus 3 days of awesome cat skiing. There are a variety of accommodation standards to choose and packages from 3 nights / 2 days cat skiing.
More
See all Cat Skiing tours that visit Red Mountain here

Ski & Snowboard Holiday Package Quote
Ski lodging & accommodations
Hosted Ski Tours & Multi-Resort Safaris
Resort Advice
Red Mountain Location

View Larger Map













Resorts Nearby Whitewater

Cat Skiing NearbyBig Red Cats

Compare Resorts Canada Ski Resort Statistics
Canada Ski Resorts Ratings

General InfoSki Canada
Heli Skiing Canada
Cat Skiing BC
BC Cat Skiing
Heli Skiing Canada