RED Mountain Resort

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Average Annual Snowfall: 279" (Tony Crocker)
Best time to visit: January-March for powder
Tony Crocker:
"Ski Granite Peak only. Some of gnarliest natural in-bounds terrain on the continent.  Unbelievable forest chutes and shots, many unmarked runs, easy to get lost--but just as easy to get found. Fabulous off-piste; hiking or car-shuttle."



Spokane International Airport is the most convenient at 2.5 hours by car to Rossland, B.C. It is served by the following carriers:

Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air


Skywest Airlines

United/United Express

US Airways


  • RED is a 3.5 hours drive from the Kelowna, BC International Airport. Daily regional flights are available from Vancouver and Calgary to Castlegar (30 minutes from RED) and Trail Airports (15 minutes from RED), a short drive from the Resort 
  • Shuttles available to Rossland and RED Mountain Resort from Spokane, Kelowna, Trail and Castlegar airports. Visit for information.


RED Mountain Resort is located on BC Provincial Highway 3B. If you are not accustomed to driving in the snow, we highly recommend you reserve a shuttle to the resort. Regular shuttles run from Spokane, Kelowna, Trail and Castlegar airports. Visit for more information.


If renting a car, a vehicle with four-wheel drive and winter tires is necessary.


  • Driving from Spokane International Airport (2.5 hours):

From the airport, follow signs for eastbound Interstate 90. Exit the I-90 at exit #281 (US 395N – Division Street). Drive north along Division Street through Spokane. Continue to follow Hwy. 395 N through Chewelah and Colville. At Kettle Falls, turn right onto Hwy. 25 N. Continue along Hwy 25 through Northport to the Patterson BC customs office. In Canada, Hwy 25 becomes Hwy 22. Follow Hwy 22 until you reach Rossland on your right, or continue up the highway until you see a flashing yellow light and sign for RED Mountain Resort.


  • From Kelowna, B.C. (3.5 hours):

From the airport, turn left on Airport Way and follow signs for Highway 97. Turn left onto Highway 97, then, from there, you can turn left onto Highway 33. Highway 33 continues for 130km, then you can turn left on the Crowsnest Highway, or Highway 3. 140 km later, you can turn right on Highway 3b for 24 km, and you will see RED Mountain Resort on the right.


  • From Vancouver (7 hours):

Take TRANSCANADA 1 eastbound to Hope. At Hope, follow Hwy 3 through Princeton, Osoyoos, and Grand Forks. At Nancy Greene Lake, approximately 45 minutes past Grand Forks, turn right onto Hwy 3B. Follow Hwy 3B until you reach RED Mountain or Rossland.


  • From Calgary (7.5 hours):

Go West on TRANS CANADA 1 through Banff to provincial Hwy 93. Go South on Hwy 93 through Cranbrook to provincial Hwy 3. Go Southwest on Hwy 3 through Creston to Hwy 3A. At Trail, turn left onto Hwy 22 to Rossland and RED Mountain. 


Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Rossland Motel

Junction of Hwy 22 and Cascade Hwy

Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0,Canada


2 bedroom fully stocked kitchen suites, Studio kitchen suites, hot tub, sauna, guest coin operated laundry, Free wireless internet, 100% non-smoking, Wax Room & Ski Lockers, barbeques

Extra person charges may apply



Prestige Mountain Resort

1919 Columbia Avenue

Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0

Lounge and restaurant on premises, Sauna & hot tub, fitness center,  wireless Internet, some rooms with kitchenettes. Ski & Snowboard Getaway, 1 night's lodging plus 2 lift tickets, start at $435.  

Extra person charges may apply


Red Mountain Village Condos


Located at the base of Red Mountain, the Village at Red Mountain offers a variety of condos from studios to chalets, all ski-in ski-out. Special promotion: Stay 6 nights and get the 7th night free.


From $600/wk




Alpine Grind Coffee House & Microbakery: Excellent food, huge portions, great atmosphere, centrally located

2014 Columbia Ave

Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0

(250) 362-2280


The Flying Steamshovel: Historic inn and saloon with delicious pub meals, extensive beer selection, live music  

2003 2nd Ave.

Rossland BC, V0G 1Y0



Fresh Café and Apres: Organic micro-roast espresso, fresh baking and breakfast, lunch groups by request, healthy and hearty dinners.

4430 Red Mountain Road

Rossland, B.C.

(778) 457-1736




Live at Red –

Located at 2140 Columbia Ave.

Rossland, B.C. V0G 1Y0

(250) 521-0525

Snowwater Heli Ski 150,000 acre permit, 12 guests max., 6 guest suites at the Lodge
Valhalla Powdercats $460/day high season, $360/day how season, owned by Snowwater
Big Red Cats Complimentary shuttle from Red Mountain Resort, design your own combination lifts/cat skiing package
Rossland Winter Carnival, the oldest winter carnival in Canada is the last weekend in January. 

BC Liquor Store
Canada Post Office
City of Rossland
Ferraro Foods
Nelson and District Credit Union
People’s Drug Mart
Rossland Chamber of Commerce
Rossland Recreation
Seven Summits Service (Esso)







RED Mountain Resort

RED Mountain actually spans three mountains. The original Red (after which the resort is named) is now dwarfed by Granite Mountain, rising to 2,040 meters (6,699 feet), above RED's 1,590 meters (5,208 feet) peak. A recent expansion saw the addition of Grey Mountain, with an elevation of 2,048 meters (6,719 feet). This brings the total skiable terrain up to 4,200 acres. The resort is located in a snow belt and has a reputation for abundant falls of light, fluffy powder. It also has a reputation for tough skiing with more than 20 double-black diamond runs. There are still a wide choice of blues and greens however. The nearby town of Rossland (5 minutes away) has most facilities and accommodations.

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Pros: trees, fall line

Cons: rain, old lifts?

 It is hard to beat red for steep tree skiing. From the top of the mountain, you are free to go in any direction. Many tight areas will open up, others won't. Signage is terrible, and nothing is marked, but if you have the skills to manage unanticipated challenges, you will have a great time exploring the area. 

Along with Snowbird and Whistler, this is one of my favorites.