Red Mountain is one of those places you hear spoken about softly in the boot fitting room of your local shop. Powder hounds across North America have most likely heard of the legendary place, even if they have yet to shred it.
As one of the oldest hills in Western Canada and close to the old mining town of Rossland, B.C. it oozes history and authenticity. More recently Red has added a chairlift and terrain in 2013, new snowmaking at the bottom and is becoming known for a great little lodge music scene.
If you thought it was a little hill, think again. It competes with the big boys and has 890 metres of vertical, 2,877 acres of terrain, 110 runs and 7 lifts. A little hike and skate off the backside will get you on top of Mt Roberts, host to some big mountain contests. There is day catskiing available from the base as well, with Big Red Cats.
The resort’s accommodation is open in the summer, and there are a number of things to do in the area including golf, mountain biking and hiking.