RED MOUNTAIN SKI HOLIDAYS
RED Mountain Resort is the last great, unspoiled resort. Located in Rossland, BC, 1st stop on Canada’s famous Powder Highway, RED delivers 2,877 acres of pristine unfettered shredding. RED recently added nearly 1,000 acres of intermediate to advanced terrain on Grey Mountain. With 300″/7.6m of annual snowfall, wide-open groomed runs, epic vertical (2,919ft/890m!), in-bounds cat-skiing, 360 degree descents off select peaks, a rich tradition and the best tree runs on earth, it’s no wonder The NY Times voted RED their #8 “Best Place in the World to Visit in 2013.” Come and enjoy fresh turns that you don’t have to fight for and find out what none of the fuss is about…
“Its a beautiful thing when you can get off a ski lift and know you have the choice of 360 degree skiing off the top, and this is exactly what you can expect off a couple of the peaks at Red Mountain – nice!” Shona – Amped
10 Top Reasons to
Ski Red Mountain
- Snow Quality: Red Mountain boasts over 7.5 metres of light, dry, fluffy, Kootenay powder every season.
- Massive Terrain – with a 997 Acres of New Trail: With an extra 997 acres after the completion of its resort acreage across Grey Mountain for the 2013/14 season, Red Mountain is stacked to the brim full of green through to extreme.
- Temperature: With a relaxed average -4 degrees during its winter months, Red Mountain holds a comfortable temperature durings its winter months.
- Town of Rossland Nearby: Red Mountain guests are spoilt for choice, both on and off snow. With the rustic old mining town of Rossland just minutes around the road, there is a nice range of off snow activities such as shopping, and Apres options after dark. Great for those who may have someone who doesn’t ski amongst them.
- Epic CAT Skiing: Always wanted to try CAT skiing but don’t want to do true backcountry, then Red had the answer for you. Offering both inbound and outbound CAT skiing, choose to sample this experience in the safety of inbounds, or go hard out and hire a CAT for a day with a group and discover Reds beautiful backcountry for a day of untracked powder skiing and boarding.
- Easy To Get To: Choose from multiple gateway airports from Vancouver, Calgary, Castlegar, and Kelowna in Canada, or Spokane in America.
- Spoilt for Choice with 360 Degree Skiing: Not something you can get everyday, a choice of 360 skiing off some of the peaks at Red Mountain.
- Award Winning Resort: Red Mountain comes with a list of accolades ranging from resort visitor voters, to more official announcements of fame from the likes of New York Times and Skiing Magazine.
- Top Class Accommodation: AMPED have on offer a portfolio of both on mountain and value based off mountain accommodations suited to any budget.
- So Much to Do and See at RED: Activities in and around RED are enough to keep anyone for busy during their time here. Choose from Toboganning and GT Racing, Ice Skating, Curling, Ice Hockey, Museum, Aquatic Centre, Wellness Centres and Day Spa choices, Hot Springs, The Royal Theatre for movies, Racquetball/Squash, Bowling, Snowshoeing, and Cross Country Skiing.
The Hard Numbers
- Location: Rossland, B.C.
- Vertical drop: 2,919ft./890m
- Total size: 4,200 acres
- Lift serviced: 2,877 acres
- Number of marked runs: 110
- Number of lifts: 7
- Longest run: 4.3mi/7km
- % Beginner: 18%
- % Intermediate: 31%
- % Advanced: 23%
- % Expert: 28%
- Avg snowfall: 300in/760cm
- Base elevation: 3,387ft./1,185m
- Summit elevation: 6,807ft./2,075m
- Avg winter temp: -4°C/25°F
Getting to Red Mountain
Situated on the western edge of the Kootenay Rockies in British Columbia Canada, and only 10 kms north of the Canadian/USA border, Red Mountain is easily accessible by a multitude of airport and road transfer choices from either USA or Canada.
By air: Red Mountain is just 2 1/2 hours drive from Spokane International Airport, Washington, USA, 30 minutes drive from Canadas Castlegar airport, or 3.5 hours from Kelowna International airport in Canada – take your pick!
Red Mountain Lodging provide ground transfers to meet arriving guests. These can be booked through our AMPED specialist.
By car: Red Mountain Resort is 2.5 hours drive from Spokane Airport or 3.5 hours drive from Kelowna International Airport.
No car is required while you stay at Red Resort as they do have shuttle buses running between the town of Rossland and Red Mountain. However, they can be a little infrequent, so be prepared for a wait or grab a taxi. If you are planning to travel around or ski multiple resorts then a car is a good idea.
Mike Hopkins and Colston VB on Granite Mountain at RED
Pro athlete’s Mike Hopkins and Colston VB wax lyrical about Granite Mountain – nearly 3,000 vertical feet, 360-degree descents from the top, your choice of steep chutes, mellow glades and practically everything in between. It’s well known for some of the best tree skiing and riding around and is also host of the Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships.
There’s so much terrain, you’ll forget there’s actually another 3 mountains to explore while you’re here at RED.
Beer and snow! They’re at it again next year so get in..
RED’s 3rd annual 2-day Beer Goggles Craft Brew Festival was an absolute blast, hosting 10 of some of the best B.C. craft breweries serving over 30 craft beers along with an extensive BBQ and outside DJ. We’ll be back at it again next year intermingling yet again the finest craft breweries, thirstiest beer enthusiasts and hungriest powder fans at one of North America’s finest resorts for a weekend of fun and foam.
Red Mountain SUCKS!
A must watch, tongue in cheek look at how ridiculously good RED actually is!
Grey Mountain – a ‘staggering expansion’
Clocking in at nearly 1,000 acres, RED’s expansion to Grey Mountain is one of North America’s largest ski resort expansions in the last 40 years. Adding a great variety of both intermediate and advanced terrain, Grey Mountain’s 360 degree peak allows everything from long groomed runs and never-ending gladed tree-skiing on the southside, to steep and deep chutes off the northside of the mountain.
Hop on the snow cat at the top of Grey to take a short ride over to Mt Kirkup for just $10 a ride cat skiing – allowing you to ski right back to the base of the Grey Mountain Chair. An experience you’ll be pressed to find anywhere else.